Warre hives are not as popular as Langstroth Hives for many reasons. If you are serious about becoming a beekeeper, purchase the Langstroth.
Well, you could - but that would then be a foundationless 'Langstroth' Hive (or more correctly a Langstroth-Root or Langstroth-Root-Heddon Hive), but not a Warre.Looking into a first hive and I like the simple Warre idea but suppliers around here only do Langstroths. Is there a reason I can't just buy Lang boxes and put top bars in them for comb production?
You may have lax enforcement. That is something different. Its also typical as most apiary inspectors are underpaid (some are volunteer) and over-loaded. It looks like WA state law requires you to register as a beekeeper and there is a fine for failure to register. Make sure you check out the regulations.I'm in unincorporated King county so we have pretty lax regs.
LJ, surely many people had the same idea that late Langstroth finally came to.........
Have you considered making your own Warre Hive ?
This is me speaking of my planned summer project - Compact Vertical Hive (CVH).Greg, what sizes are you using?
To clarify - no one needs to follow that clunky idea of "adding on the bottom" however "natural" it may sound...... But, since you normally add space on the bottom and cut honey out this becomes a cumbersome prospect in the future....
Aside from the details - +1.I believe a first and fundamental question should always be are you going to be a hobbyist or commercial beekeeper. ......