New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi
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  1. #1
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    Default New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

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    Got my hive all assembled and ready to go. Cedar Warre hive from Bee Thinking in Portland, OR. I have a 3rd box on back order, and I pre-ordered a package of bees over a month ago, so I'm pretty much all set.

    I tried giving beekeeping a try a few years ago but got too late a start in the season and received weak bees that never got going. Excited to try again with more preparation!

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Good luck with your Warre. I have 8 and really like them.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    I have one but have not put bees in it yet. welcome.
    gww
    zone 5b

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Welcome. I keep Langstroths but I built a Warre with observation windows just for the fun of it. I have a package coming in a few weeks, but a week before it arrives I'm planning to zip tie a couple of top bars to frames in a couple of other hives to get some combs pre-built to give them a start. Hope to see you around and share your experience.
    Zone 6B

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Welcome
    Neill
    Herbhome Farm USDA zone 7a

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    a week before it arrives I'm planning to zip tie a couple of top bars to frames in a couple of other hives to get some combs pre-built to give them a start. Hope to see you around and share your experience.
    Wow - I never would of thought of that. Please let us know how it works out.

    I am starting a Warre this spring too.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Welcome to the forum!

    If the boxes have to be backordered, you might want to order at least one more in case the bee population explodes. What kind of bees did you order? I don't have Warres though so I could be wrong.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Welcome to beekeeping, enjoy it!

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenww View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    If the boxes have to be backordered, you might want to order at least one more in case the bee population explodes. What kind of bees did you order? I don't have Warres though so I could be wrong.
    Yeah, I thought about this. I guess I was going to see how things went. The 3rd box I got is a feeder box that I can use to grow the hive should they fill the first 2 boxes this season. I figured I'd order a new feeder box when/if that happened, seeing as there wouldn't be an immediate need to feed if they're doing that well.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

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    Built a stand, showing my setup with feeder box on the top. Now I need to find a large enough paver to put it on, and some cinder blocks to strap it down in high winds.

    Bees probably not coming for almost 2 months. I'm super excited, feeling very impatient. Been watching a bunch of beekeeping YouTube videos.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Met with the county inspector today and he loved my setup, so permit is approved! Now I just gotta wait another 6 weeks until my bees arrive.

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    That looks great. What kind of feeder is in the top box?

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    Default Re: New Warre beekeeper, just wanted to say hi

    Quote Originally Posted by tmwilson View Post
    That looks great. What kind of feeder is in the top box?
    Jar double-feeder. My mesh will sit between the top bars of the middle box and the top box, with a hole cut out in the middle to allow them access to the feeder, but not the rest of the top box.

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