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Abbé Warré's book
in Warré hive boxes
The material for this page was kindly supplied by Katherine White.
Below left: the completed hive body.
Below left: Start with a hive body completed except for the
Below left: Top piece attached with rebate for top bars
Below left: piece of acrylic sheet (Plexiglass/Perspex) cut to
Below left: Small brads tacked in to hold acrylic sheet in
place until bees can propolize it.
Below left: Rebates cut in sliding door/shutter.
Below left: Battens and door laid in place prior to nailing to
assure a good fit but not too tight fit in order to allow for swelling in wet conditions.
Below left: Completed hive body.
Below left: Insulation sheeting added for winter.
The exterior surfaces are treated with linseed oil/beeswax (20:1). To help guard against swelling and thus jamming of the sliding door it may be advisable to treat the sliding surfaces with this mixture too.