I just got through my first year of beekeeping in a Warre' hive,..outside of Chicago on a 141 acre site owned by a NFP. We're doing all organic, permaculture etc.
Chicago has been extremely bitter and am hoping for the best. They were really strong going in. I've been following the info from Jacqueline Freeman on forum, and interested in the bee hut idea. When reading about location and going to local meetings, I heard so much about importance of sun. They say Warre takes care of ventillation/helps cooling in summer so can take more direct sun than lang. So I'm confused about its use here vs sunny west coast. I'll get to ask her...if all goes well she'll be giving a talk at our place in August.