Bee Thinking Warre hives are precision-milled in Portland, Oregon using Western Red Cedar and come either assembled or unassembled (your choice). Our Warre hive kits feature full 1" thick lumber, rabbet joints, pre-drilled holes and screws for added strength and longevity. Sloped handles allow for improved rain run off and better grip when lifting. The precision milled, one piece top bars are unattached for compliance with most state and local beekeeping laws. Ships free to the contiguous 48 states -- international shipping available.
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Posted by Molly on 5th May 2013
I purchased the Warre Hive with the Copper roof for my garden. With or without bees, it is a wonderful addition to my landscape. Well crafted and attractive. It was a great value for the price.
Posted by Britt Scheer on 5th Apr 2013
Took it out of the box, cut the strap and set it up in 10 minutes. For me, that was well worth the fee for assembly. Bees were put in last weekend following the site directions and appear to be thriving. My kids and I also enjoy the viewing windows.
Posted by JB on 1st Apr 2013
Great product and craftsmanship. Received the product unassembled - took about 10 minutes to put together. Would recommend to a friend.
Posted by Levi on 27th Mar 2013
Excellent construction, easy to put together. Excited to get started beekeeping.
Posted by Pam on 23rd Feb 2013
I received the Warre hive I ordered and it's my new favorite hive. Such thick wood and great craftsmanship. Awesome.
Posted by Michelle on 23rd Feb 2013
The Warre hive arrived and is great! Bees coming in a couple days. Beautiful wood, beautiful smell. Looking forward to seeing it in action.
Posted by Gail on 23rd Feb 2013
The Warre Hive arrived today and I am very pleased the the quality of the hive. The instructions are nice to have but I think I was able to figure out how to put them together with out the instructions because they are so well made. Everything goes together beautifully and the ceder smells so good. I am very happy to recommend your hives to anyone. Many thanks for a very fine, reasonably priced product.
Posted by Wilson on 23rd Feb 2013
I'm impressed. The quality of the material is perfect and thanks for the speedy followup on shipping the remainder of the order. Best Regards and thanks for your good work!
Posted by Kelly on 23rd Feb 2013
I am a first year Beekeeper and after much research about various beehives. purchased a Kenyan and a Warre Hive, both with windows this spring 2012. I live in Mississippi and we suffer horribly from hive beetles (I saw them on day 3 after installation!) I modified the bottom of my Kenyan (read sawed out 2 spaces) so that I could put in a screen bottom before I installed my normal sized honeybees.
Initially I purchased the windows so that I could see the bees at work, but later found out I could fight the beetles by keeping the windows open because the added light discouraged hive beetles. This is good because I won't do poison.
I also modified the top of the Warre hive with screen, the fabric provided didn't work for me or the bees.
I have fed my bees honey (not sugar water), placing the feeder inside the hives and they have done really well. Having the feeders inside also protected the honey from robbers, and it was easy to get to in both hives to switch out.
When I purchase another hive it will be the Warre because it is easier to control moisture.
I love my top bar Beehives, I do not smoke them and I do not take any of the Bees honey: I just observe. The natural sized honeybees I installed in March split in August in the Kenya, so they are doing great!
My recommendation is the Warre & GET WINDOWS!!