I have been getting my Warre cleaned up and up to speed in time for the swarming season this year. I have one top bar box full of last years virgin comb which I was considering to use as the top box in the new hive, with one empty box below this. Does this sound like an ok thing to do? I just thought it might give the bees a headstart.
Also, once a new swarm is on place do people recommend using a queen excluder for a couple fo days just to make sure they don’t abscond? If so, can anyone tell me where to get one for a Warre? I looked at Thorne’s but they only seem to have them for conventional hives.
Graham, Reading Berkshire