After completing a Natural Bee Keeping course in 2012 with Tim Malfroy, and later purchasing a Warre Hive, we’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up and the trees, shrubs and plants to start flowering before setting it out and putting it together.
Step one was coating the hive in wax to protect it from the weather, this just required some heated wax and a few cloths.
Then we needed to put ‘starter’ strips into the frames, a bit of a process with having to melt the wax.
We added sawdust to the top to absorb excess moisture, then stacked it all together and strapped it tight.
We transported it to it’s home, raised a foot or so on pilings and added a bee lure.
Now, we wait 🙂