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    Default Warre hive roof

    Can anyone give an explanation to the Warre hive roof?
    In the book Beekeeping for all, page 47 the roof is explained for construction.
    http://thebeespace.files.wordpress.c...ng_for_all.pdf

    The design has a quilt box to hold the straw/saw dust etc. Then the roof sits on that with a board attached completely. Does this board not prevent the flow of air and thus reduce the escape of heat? I was under the impression that the sawdust controlled the escape of air as an insulator and a top board was no longer needed.

    Or is the top board to act as in a Lang hive but the insulation below simply to absorb condensation?

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    Default Re: Warre hive roof

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfster View Post
    .Or is the top board to act as in a Lang hive but the insulation below simply to absorb condensation?
    Yes, it buffers both warmth and moisture. The roof is really a good design. (Except for moving hives. But that is not a problem for the small scale beekeeper.)

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