Our Warré Shop hives are built using premium quality Canadian Western Red Cedar and furniture grade pine, Inferior grade woods such as plywood, are not used anywhere in the construction process. The main parts of the brood body are machined from a single plank of material, some manufacturers will join two or more pieces together to obtain the correct depth of 210mm, not us.
The walls of the Warré hive are a minimum of 25mm thick, dependant on the machining process. Only the external face is planed, the internal surfaces are left rough sawn. The bees will propolise this surface as they would do in the wild.
Stainless steel screws (No Nails) ensure that the finished brood body will maintain the correct dimensions and last for many years. As with many things in life, if you look after it, it will look after you. We recommend at least two coats of raw linseed oil, Tung oil or for the ultimate finish a coat of Treatex Cedar oil. You can do this yourself, or we can do it for you. You can select which of these optional extras you would like using the appropriate drop down menu.
Please note, your hive is made to order with a lead time of 4 to 6 weeks. We try our best to manufacture as soon as possible and accommodate any special request such as birthday and Xmas presents. Please allow the necessary time for your hive, especially if you have bees on order for spring.