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    Re: My Warre Hives in wintering sulation

    Thank you!!
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    Re: My Warre Hives in wintering sulation

    Thank you for the replies, the snow is a few weeks early for us, but this is how our year has gone. Teabag, I was stationed at RAF Chicksands from 73-76 and we loved being in the UK! This is my...
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    Re: My Warre Hives in wintering sulation

    Trying again to correct the image
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    My Warre Hives in wintering sulation

    Here is a photo of my Warre Hives in winter insulation, it is now winter in North Idaho!! The insulation is Dow 2 inch high density foam held on with bungee cords. Easy and quick to remove and is my...
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    Re: Overwintering in three boxes

    Thank you for the reply. You are a little colder than me,
    we are 6b. I have not put up a wind break, but have put 2 inch high density foam around my three hives with bungee cords. I will use the...
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    Overwintering in three boxes

    Anyone have any experience in overwintering a warre hive with three boxes or success with this?
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    Re: First year Warre Hive

    Just the three bottom boxes, the roof, floor, stand, and three top boxes are a sweet valley hive.
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    First year Warre Hive

    First year Warre Hive's. Two top boxes filled with Honey, brood & comb in the third box and building comb in the fourth box! I added two boxes at the bottom so hopefully I wouldn't have to add one...
  9. Thread: Warre Hive

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    Warre Hive

    one more time
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    I started with two warre hives this year. One hive is very strong and they have almost finished drawing the second box and have started the third box I will give them a another box this week. I only...
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    Good advice! I don't think it was a space issue. They started with 3 boxes and had already filled the top with comb and started comb in the middle box, still had the bottom to go.
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    Thank you for the info!
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    I caught the swarm in my apple tree about 70 ft away and the hive has only half the bees it did. As I said, I have windows and it is easy to see.
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    Re: Hive swarmed

    As I said the hive swarmed on May 18th. Yes I had at least one queen cell that looked like it hatched two days before the hive swarmed. I could see the one queen cell I do not know if there where...
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    Hive swarmed

    One of my Warre hives swarmed on May 18th how long until I have a new laying queen? This swarm was from a new package installed on April 19th, should I consider giving them a new queen?
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    queen mating flight

    When a virgin queen flies out of the hive to mate, what is the behavior of the bees left in the hive before she returns?
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    Re: Just one hive enough?

    Thank you for all the replies. I will start with two warre hives.
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    Re: Just one hive enough?

    How many Warre hives in your experience would it take to increase that probability of success?
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    Just one hive enough?

    Does anyone have any experience just keeping one warre hive going over multiple years?
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