Category Archives: Warre Hives

Stuck Warre

My Warre colony won’t move down into the second box and are completely jammed up in the top one.  I remember reading that in fact it was better to align the bars narrow side vertical, but that was after I … Continue reading

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Kamikaze bees – why does the swarm commit suicide?

I today witnessed the most bizarre sight of a swarm apparently committing suicide which I have neither witnessed before or heard of – does anyone know what was going on? See this video & full story below: I collected a … Continue reading

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Brixton Warre colony

I have enjoyed reading all your blogs over the last few weeks, and would like to report from my central London apiary. I collected a nuc from near Ipswich on Sunday and put it in my tiny garden, unbeknown to … Continue reading

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Warre Queens out & about

Our “swarmy” Warre produced a large Prime swarm a few weeks ago & since then seems to be very quiet worker wise although there still seems to be  plenty left inside.  It has a huge amount of Drones flying out daily … Continue reading

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Warre Update

After more seemingly unrelenting weather, and very few bees appearing to be bringing in any pollen, I decided to feed on Wednesday using 500 ml of a 1:1 syrup solution in a bowl placed in the bottom of the hive. … Continue reading

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Warre Hive Problem

Hi With all the wet weather, one of my hive boxes seems to be warping a bit. It just so happens it is the top one containing the colony! As a result, there are now gaps above and below the … Continue reading

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Condensation inside the Warre hive

Hi I have noticed that there seems to be a fair amount of condensation on the viewing window within the top box,  in which the hive is current building their comb. The bees have been in place for about 3-4 … Continue reading

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