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  1. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Can someone help me understand why the entrance to a Warre hive is usually put at the bottom of the hive instead of at the top? Wouldn't it make more sense to put the entrance at the top, let the bees start their brood nest there and move down as the colony grows?
  2. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Following the Warre system, a beekeeper harvests the top boxes full of honey in the fall and leaves the bottom 2-3 for the bees to over-winter. But my bees (a swarm caught from bee tree in mid May) have built comb in the top 4 boxes already and will soon start on the bottom (5th) box. I don't...
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