Noel Baker wrote:Have any of you successfully taken bees from a langstroth hive and moved them into Warre (or even top bar hives) without any problems?
a follower board may be used to reduce the size of the hive, but not to expand it.
tel jetson wrote:your other obvious option is the dreaded chop and crop. plenty of folks have made it work, but it's not for the faint of heart.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:So I've been looking at photos of warré hives. Some of those stands seem pretty wobbly. Do they have a tendency to be top-heavy and to tip over? Are those standard type legs really sufficient? Or should the feet have a wider base?
Joseph wrote:In consideration of my very cold winters, does it make sense to build the boxes out of 1.5" lumber instead of 3/4". If I fudge the dimensions a little bit to take advantage of standard lumber dimensions, do you think it would be better to use 2X8, or 2X10?