You can build a Warre Hive for free! Don’t you just love it when you get great ideas? I know I do. This idea is a really good one too…
We all want stuff for free. So what if you could build a bee hive for free? That’s right…no materials cost, no wood cost, no glue cost. Free.
Would you do it?
Here is the basic idea…
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!
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!
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!
Here are some tips that might be helpful to keep in mind as we build a Warre hive.
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.
Here are some tools that you can use to build a Warre Hive. Some of these tools you may already own, and some you may need to purchase. Feel free to use whatever tools you like as you build your Warre Beehive.