Re: Warre production
Originally Posted by little_john
I am thinking to build one based on a shortened Lang mediums.
So that would be based on 6 1/4 tall inch frame (for convenience and external compatibility).
For me, I am looking for better ergonomics for the bee and the beekeeper.
But also looking for harvesting early honey somehow.
While I do not have personal experience in this area yet, I already posted lots of references on this subject - lots of people have been doing CVHs (Compact Vertical Hives, e.g. "alpines" and the many variants) for a while now.
It it seems the CVHs are compatible to Langs/Dadants in the honey production, reportedly.
In certain years and places, CVHs are doing much better than Langs/Dadants - due to better spring growth conditions they provide during cold springs and so on.
In fact, CVHs are better for early honey crops - due to the small vertical increments you get to work with.
Last edited by GregV; 03-26-2019 at 10:47 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.