The Warre style hive is arguably the best hive design for the ontario climate. It was designed to duplicate a hollowed out tree and allows the bees to build their own comb naturally. The narrow vertical design with insulated cover is ideal for getting the bees through our cold winters. These hives are hand crafted in London Ontario and are made to order. Custom options are available upon request. The standard hive is made of 7/8" (after planing) pine and comes with a base(including feet), 2 hive boxes with top bars, quilt, and vented roof. The hives come unstained so you can paint or stain per your desire.
Base hive price assembled =$250 Additional hive boxes assembled $50
I would recommend you get at least 3 hive boxes to prevent swarming but it is up to you. The first 2 photos show the hive with the standard 2 hive boxes. The 3rd and 4th show it with 4. Horrizontal top bar hives are available also upon request.
Please call or email. Mike