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    Default New Warre Pics

    New Warre Hive pics.
    http://s683.photobucket.com/user/hdi...y/warre?page=1

    Have some more work to do.

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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    Why is it disguised as a Langstroth?

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    It's not, most Warre hives that I have seen just use butt joints, I made mine with finger joints. Finger joints are much stronger, the dimensions are Warre not Langstroth.

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    Butt joints are just fine and easier to build. If you glue and screw the box will be perfectly strong. I dropped full ones accidentily, nothing happened. Except the bees were kinda p*ssed of course...

    Use proper handle bars. The boxes are much easier to pick up and lift. As there is most likely no need to move them on a trailer in big numbers, you can use those handles with great comfort. Even if moving, an air flow between the boxes is beneficial. Since the hive dimensions are small, you still get the same number of hives onto the trailer.

    Just do a test and screw on some handles. Compare. That's why I like using Warré's - the light weight of each box and proper handles you get a proper grip on.

    There is another use for handles: I put the handles at the front and back (cold way), so I can stand the hive box on it's handle for inspections. Without crushing bees. And without lifting the box off the hive.




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    Especially important when using fixed comb Warré boxes (no frames), because you inspect from below like a skep.

    In fresh comb there is a good view, the older the comb, the less you see. Drive the bees into the back with smoke, bend the combs a little and see through.




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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    Great pics Bernhard,

    I have no problem with butt joints, I just enjoy the woodworking. After seeing your pics I will have to reconsider the hand holds. I was just thinking from a woodworkers point of view, not a functional view.

    Do you have any pics of your bars?

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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    How long have you had your Warre hive?
    Since '09-25H-T-Z6b

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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Slee View Post
    It's not, most Warre hives that I have seen just use butt joints, I made mine with finger joints. Finger joints are much stronger, the dimensions are Warre not Langstroth.
    Nice finger joints Slee ,I've made them in the past and they never turned out that nice.

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    Slee, just have flat topbars, nothing fancy. I used starter strips of wax on every topbar, but switched to two bars with foundations as ladders per box. (See other thread for pictures.)
    No need for starter strips on the other topbars since the two foundations guide the combs on the empty bars pretty well. Setup (left to right): two empty bars, bar with foundation, two empty bars, bar with foundation, two empty bars. Eight in total.

    David: Do you mean me? I keep bees in Warré hives for nine years now. Do you mean the above picture with the old comb? Brood box, habitated for 1 year. Used that box for a split. Usually I am able to get rid off the old combs after one year, so bees are on fresh comb mostly.

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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Bees View Post
    Nice finger joints Slee ,I've made them in the past and they never turned out that nice.
    Thanks DC

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    Default Re: New Warre Pics

    Bernard, Do your top bars have sides? Or do you just use the top bar? It looks like in one of the pictures there are side bars.

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