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Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:29:33 am »
Ever since I first saw these hives I totally loved them an today i finally saved up enough moneys to place an order for 2 + 2 extra brood chambers and 64 frames. I know warre normally doesn't use frames but I'm more interested in the observation windows, the looks of the hive and the reduced weight of the chambers compared to the simplex ones :)


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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 01:38:56 am »
Definately! The observation windows Super Cool!  :)
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 07:16:07 am »
Looking forward to seeing it when it's full of your bees.  ;)
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 11:44:56 am »
me too!....... :yes:
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 02:23:28 pm »
You will have to wait till late April or May for that unfortunately,  depending how spring develops here. But I'm planning to add little roof tiles to the roof like you can see on miniature model houses ect, seems like a nice finishing touch :)
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 10:55:39 pm »
vosse......we have ALL winter to wait.....and will still look forward to any pix, i think it's really cool!
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 07:39:59 pm »
They have been shipped today!!!! :D

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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2014, 07:54:45 pm »
vosse, thanks for the update!  woohoo!
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 07:12:36 pm »
Oh in my excitement and busy real life I totally forgot to take photos, will do so asap!

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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 05:00:14 pm »
Unboxing and putting the hive together was exciting :D Can't wait to have the ladies try out their new home ^_^








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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 08:59:22 pm »
NICE. Will be looking for more pics as they fill out the frames.
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 09:03:03 pm »
wow! Shiny!  I too am looking forward to PICS!  Thats just exciting right there!
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2014, 12:14:58 am »
"Unboxing and putting the hive together was exciting"

........... :D

very, very cool vosse!  thanks for the pix and looking forward to seeing pix of your bees in there!........ :yes:
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 01:18:38 pm »
I've got a question tho, maybe you guys can answer? There seems to be leftover space between the frames, is this normal for warre hive frames? If not anyone has an idea to fix it?

 

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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 02:25:33 pm »
Langstroth equipment is the same. Just make sure that your frames are tight together and split the difference with the left over space on the frames next to the wall.
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 09:58:38 pm »
Really nice  :yes:
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2014, 11:36:49 pm »
vosse, perry has a good suggestion about placing the frames tight together, IF they were lang frames, and 10 frames of undrawn comb in the box

my inclination would be in an 8 frame hive with undrawn comb would be to space out equally?......... ;D

that's just me, i think we have other members who can chime in here on 8 frame hives to give you their experience.....?  i hope they do!
thanks for your pix!

vosse, do you have room to add a 9th frame until they are drawn?
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2014, 03:39:33 am »
Thanks Perry I was thinking of that as well but I'm afraid of wild comb on the sides. Maybe if that happens I can screw a piece of wood to the sides to make the extra space smaller.
@riverbee an extra frame won't fit unfortunately

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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2014, 07:48:03 am »
8 frames, 10 frames, 12 frames. I put undrawn frames tightly together and centered in box. Drawn frames, spaced equally.
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Re: Finally was able to order the observation warre hives!
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2014, 10:43:19 am »
vosse, iddee and perry are right, not sure what i was thinking...... :P
better to have undrawn frames tight together rather spacing out equally....otherwise you will have a mess of wonky comb on the frames themselves.
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