Beekeeping hives for Sale
Bee Thinking Warre hives are precision-milled in Portland, Oregon using sustainable, FSC Certified Western Red Cedar or Sugar Pine. Our Warre hive kits feature full 1" thick lumber, rabbet joints, pre-drilled holes and stainless steel 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.
Warre boxes measure 14" wide by 14" long by 8.25" deep. Boxes are made from 1-inch thick Western Red Cedar or 1-inch thick sugar pine.
Includes (All components pre-drilled):
- Roof (Copper top available as an option)
- Quilt box with canvas quilt
- Extra canvas to go between quilt box and top bars
- 2 Warre boxes (Windows available as an option)
- 16 one piece top bars with wedge comb guides
- Standard screened bottom with closable insert (Optional milled hive stand feet further elevate hive)
- 1 bag of shredded cedar to fill quilt box
- Elegant feet to elevate the hive off the ground and improve stability
- Stainless steel screws
- Assembly diagram and instructions
- Composite Copper top with stainless steel screws
- Window in each box with mahogany closures
- Drill or screwdriver
- Stapler (for attaching burlap to quilt box)
- Approximate assembly time: 60 minutes
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love this hive. Very well made with a lot of attention to details. So easy to put together. The cedar is high quality and beautiful. Thank you for providing such an affordable and exceptional beehive kit.
Don't have bees in it yet
The hive is well built and works great. The shipping was painfully slow though.
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Do worker bees kill drone bees for laziness? - Quora
Nah, they don't sting them to death just kick them out and don't let them back in. In early winter when bees go into winter mode they want to conserve as much energy and food as they can to make it through the winter. As the queen doesn't lay in the winter the drones have no usefulness so they kick them out into the cold. The hive is the organism and at that point those drones are only a drag.
The drones are bigger and make a much louder buzzing noise. When the ladies start kicking them out you can catch them and have a pet bee as they can't sting you.