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Installation – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will install the completed Warre hive. Once installed, your beehive will be ready for a new package or swarm of bees. Let’s begin!

Completed and Installed Warre Hive
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Paint and Finish – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will paint and finish the Warre beehive. Adding paint or finish to your beehive protects it from the rain and weather. Finishing a Warre hive is probably the easiest part of the building process. Let’s get started!

Drying Warre Hive Components with Oil Finish
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The Roof – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will build the hive roof. It forms the covering for the whole beehive. The Warre hive roof is fairly easy to build with regular woodworking tools. Let’s begin!

Warre Hive Roof
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The Hive Box – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will build the hive box. It forms the living space where the honeybees create their beeswax home. The Warre hive box is fairly easy to build with regular woodworking tools. Let’s begin!

Warre Hive Box
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The Floor – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this section of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will build the floor. The floor acts as a foundation for the Warre Hive; it supports the hive boxes, quilt and roof. The Warre Hive Floor is fairly easy to build with common woodworking tools. Let’s begin!

Warre Hive Floor
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The Quilt – Warre Hive Construction Guide

In this part of the Warre Hive Construction Guide we will assemble the quilt. The quilt rests between the top hive box and the roof. It is the easiest hive component to build…just four pieces of wood and some cloth.

Warre Hive Quilt
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Construction Tips – Warre Hive Construction Guide

Here are some tips that might be helpful to keep in mind as we build a Warre hive.

Cutting

Here is a quick way to measure and cut wood using a measuring tape, a hand saw and a pencil.

Draw a mark with your pencil where you want to cut the board.  Be sure to place a mark at each edge of the board.  Take your handsaw and set the handle at the base of the board, as in the picture below.  Align the spine of the saw to the pencil marks.

Handsaw Placed at the Pencil Mark
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