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A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive that...

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Caption: A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive that is simple to build and easy to use.
Scientific name: Apis mellifera
Location: western Washington, WA, USA
Copyright: © Janet Horton
Photographer Code: 072914-69-Beehive
AGPix ID: AGPix_jhorton_5935
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Comments: The cost is about one-third to one-fourth the cost of one standard ten frame Langstroth hive. A Warre (pronounced war-ray) hive is simple to manage and maintain. Also known as tiered or supered top bar hives, a vertical top bar hive is such as the Warre hive is friendly to the bees since they are allowed to draw out their own comb. The hive is commonly under supered (nadired) which means the new hive boxes are added to the bottom and not the top of the hive. This promotes the bees natural tendency to build down ensuring a hive environment that is healthier and better suited to their own needs.

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Janet Horton
14835 245th Ave SE
Issaquah WA 98027 US



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