IMPORTANT: This product is only available for pre-order at this time.
This is true for both western red cedar and sugar pine wood options. The good news is that you’ll get 20% off your starter kit in either wood option! We want to ensure we have the time to hand-craft your hive to meet our high quality standards. If you order today, you will receive your kit in 8-10 weeks, in time for beekeeping season.
Everything you need to get started with your first Warre Hive, conveniently bundled together. The Warre hive starter kit is made up of our most popular Warre hive configuration, as well as the items most frequently purchased along with it by new beekeepers. Buying this kit saves you at least $40 off the items purchased separately. The Warre Hive, beekeeping starter kit, Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive book, and tung oil can also be purchased individually if you don't need the whole kit.
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Small: 36"-38" chest (Fits most people 5'0"-5'7", 110-145lb)
Medium: 40"-42" chest (Fits most people 5'5"-5-9", 135-165lb)
Large: 44"-46" chest (Fits most people 5'8"-6'1", 155-200lb)
Extra Large: 48"-50" chest (Fits most people 6'0"-6'5", 200-250lb)
Jackets should not fit snugly. You will want some room inside the jacket should a honey bee end up inside with you!
Gloves size is determined by measuring across the knuckles, not including the thumb (I.E. the widest point of the palm). You want your gloves to fit snugly as the leather will stretch slightly over time.
2 1/2" - 2 3/4" Extra Small
3" - 3 1/8" Small
3 1/4" - 3 5/8" Medium
3 3/4" - 4" Large
4 1/4" - 4 1/2" Extra Large
Everything seems to fit and all the parts I ordered have arrived safely.
Easy to assemble, only minor planing to do at the joints.
We have not put it together yet but we have used tool in the shipment and they work great. The jacket is fantastic.
Really beautifully made. Bees installed and very happy! Wish a feeder level was included. Had to make one ourselves with cedar. Otherwise excellent!
We love our Warre - and our bees do, too! It is the most attractive design out there. We enjoy seeing our beautiful cedar hive in our yard each day. The windows in each box were worth every extra penny. I love being able to check on our bees progress without disturbing the hive in too drastic a fashion. Thanks, beethinking! I am recommending your hive (and beekeeping!) to every one I know! :) http://www.abitbackward.com/2016/05/why-warre-intro-to-holistic-beekeeping.html