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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I hadn't posted in this thread in a long while, because I would hang out in the chat and get most of my questions answered there. The long and short of it, is that my held strong for three years......
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I realized I haven't responded to this thread in a while and I want to update everyone about how my hive is doing after roughly about 18 months beekeeping. The hive has swarmed maybe twice and I...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    The small cluster didn't survive... the details are a bit interesting... That's a story for much later. finally went back in the hive today. I probably should've went in, in the morning, while it was...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Shook the cluster in a small box, only a few stragglers left
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Yeah, that cluster is still there... I think you are right.... I hope the hive doesn't house there
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I think you're right, because I accidentally knocked the roof when I was feeding the bees, and all these bees fell out from under the roof. less than an hour later, they were all clustered under the...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Is it common for a small cluster of bees to house themselves on the underside of the roof of a Warre?
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    The bees are in the hive.... and its been an interesting experience getting them in there. Good news, no stings

    Ok, so as I mentioned no stings

    now for the rest of the story...

    dumped the...
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    Re: Hello from Norwalk, Ohio

    Hi Norwalk, Cleveland here! Welcome
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    Re: Hello BeeSource

    Hi Freya, Welcome!
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    My interest in beekeeping started when I was watching the Food Network, and they featured the restaurant Amy Ruth's in Harlem that kept beehives on the roof in order to have fresh honey. Several...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Hi Houston,
    I've taken a look at Biobees.com, and its a pretty informative site, I even printed Warre's book as well and I'm working my way through it. As far as feeding the bees, since I have one...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Can you take a picture of the end result? I would like to see how it turns out. What wood are you going to use?
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Thanks for the advice! The hive is assembled and oil treated... the bees arrive next week. Way excited. I'm guessing a weekend installation.
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    MY BEEHIVE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *goes to start assembling Warre hive* For the guys I met in the chat last night... You're Awesome!
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I picked the Warre hive, because the boxes are lighter to lift as well as the hive being smaller, family members didn't want a large hive, and my main purpose for beekeeping is to provide the area...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I have a few questions, the statement about a package needing to be treated differently than a natural swarm makes sense. I ordered bees that wouldn't have to travel a great distance, however; the...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    I suddenly feel like I've walked into a beekeeper's version of a Big Bang Theory episode.... I'm sorry that my topics/questions have set off a "merry war betwixt" certain beekeepers and their...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    The video was a good suggestion. The Warre hive I ordered is foundationless, so this will be a big leap since this will be my first hive ever. I do have one question... about poking a whole in the...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    Ordered my beehive, I'm very excited. I also spoke with my bee supplier about combining the 3 lbs queen package with a 2 lbs queenless bee package and she explained how that works and that since the...
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    Re: Decided on a Warre Hive

    From what I've read about Warre hives, its recommended that they start with rough 5 pounds of bees. I already have a 3 lbs package with a queen, I thought maybe asking from 2 lbs of queenless bees to...
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    Decided on a Warre Hive

    I've decided on a Warre Hive and will be placing an order for the hive tomorrow. I have a package of 3 lbs of bees set for delivery at the end of the month, so my hive should be set up and ready to...
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    Re: Elementary episode this evening: Absconded

    Ok, the episode was a bit more involved than the initial commentary at the beginning of the episode. It seemed a bit farfetched, but I thought it was interesting that beekeeping was a theme in the...
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    Elementary episode this evening: Absconded

    And yes, its about the murder of a beekeeper - Small Apiary vs. Commercial Apiary
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    Re: Help Deciding between Warre and Langstroth

    I'm glad I found this thread, because I'm a beginner beekeeper as well, and I'm leaning heavily towards a Warre hive vs. the Lang. I keep seeing that its hard to get the bees to expand past the first...
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