Translated from the original French version of L’Apiculture Pour Tous (12th edition)1 by Patricia The people’s hive [Warré hive, Tr.] with moveable frames . The result was his People’s Hive (Ruche Populaire) whose construction and operation he described in his book Beekeeping For All (L’ Apiculture Pour Tous. Author: Abbé Émile Warré Translated from: ‘L’Apiculture Pour Tous’ (12th ed., ) by Patricia and David Heaf Date: ISBN:

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The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. His semi-frame is intended to prevent any comb attachment to the walls at the top.

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Half-frames Denis devotes a page of his web site to the issue of frames versus top-bars. The half frames are a registered design. However, another type of semi-frame using dowels has been adopted by Gareth John UK. Table of comparison of frames measurements in mm.

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The dowel may be glued into the top-bar, or apicculture merely by a tight fit in the hole. The half-frames are used solely for queen rearing and other needs connected with the brood that do not concern the beginner. The internal dimensions are xmm and xmm. The underside of the board has an additional batten 7 mm deep and divided to form a groove in which a division board can be inserted to form two 4-comb nucs.



The addition of boxes underneath nadiring in spring and later in the season does not constitute opening the hive in the sense that its heat and atmosphere apicu,ture let out. Denis devotes a page of his web site to the issue of frames versus top-bars. BeeOsense Dadant comb support showing screws.

The rebate, side to side is mm in both cases and the thickness of the planed wood is 22mm and the overall depth is external x internal. Natural comb hives use a far lower weight of honey in winter than frame hives because the latter dissipate more heat. His YouTube channel is at https: Complete newcomer to beekeeping?

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. Home Links Contact Site map. The main reasons are aplculture To avoid it being propolised to the box wall, the gap should be a bee space or more, e. He observed for apicultuge long time the construction of comb in the hives without frames and concluded that they only stick qarre upper tiers of their constructions to the walls of the hive.

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Gilles Denis Gilles Denis is a commercial beekeeper with over hives The German original is at http: The dowels are secured by screws. Home Links Contact Site map.

This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1. Denis’ commercial scale operation includes migratory beekeeping, for example to lavender. Bill Harley reports 7: Home Links Contact Site map. So he developed an intermediate between the frame and the top-bar by adding projections of a few centimetres at each end of the top-bar. This page examines the frames issue and offers construction data on the frame versions.


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Top-of-hive configuration Denis’ commercial apkculture operation includes migratory beekeeping, for example to lavender. This also removed the problem of storing comb from season to season.

The dimensions were basically the same.

As the above illustration with comb shows, the bees build comb past the dowel to the wall. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Summary [ edit ] Description Apiculture-pour-tous-abbe-warre. Also, to harvest the honey it is only necessary to cut the comb off the bar, crush it and allow the honey to flow out. Views View Edit History.

Beekeeping with the Warré hive — Beekeeping for All book details

He finds that they have all the advantages of frames and top-bars, without the inconveniences of either. Bottom-bar Length C x width x thickness. The frames are made of 25 x 7mm wood the top bar being mm long, the sides outside and mm inside, inside width mm. However, some of the modifications may eventually prove to be necessary, for instance in climates other than that of France, or in areas where legislation requires combs to be easily movable. A piece is cut out of a Langstroth top-bar, the cut ends butt-jointed with glue and the bar reinforced with a comb guide in a groove.

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