Landing Pad
The hive boxes, made with 2X lumber, which is actually only 1 1/2".  
I made 6 hive boxes, with handles.  Inside dimensions are as
Warre required, 11 13/16"
Hive Top Feeder
Dan Bale's Warré Hive Project
In my driveway this morning
3/19/2014.  Beautiful spring morning
Below are pictures of Dan's winter project: a Warré Hive
(click on photo for a larger image)

What is a Warré Hive?
A Warre hive is a vertical top bar hive that uses bars instead of frames, usually with a
wooden wedge or guide from which the bees build their own comb.

This type of hive was developed by Abbé Émile Warré (1867-1951)
His hive is simplistic and bee-friendly. It was designed most specifically for overwintering
bee colonies in the cold French climate and works very well in the central and northern U.S.
Dan can be reached at: email Dan
I've waxed in starter strips for the top bars
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