Warré Type Bait Hive
This hive has the volume of 37 litres, i.e. the equivalent of about two Warré boxes. The floor internal dimension is 300 x 300 mm and the hight is 410 mm. It has meshed vents top and bottom for use when transporting a swarm. The entrance has a closable mesh door. There is a window at the bsack for checking if a swarm has gone in. The roof is aluminium sheet covering a board to which 8 top-bars are screwed using Warré hive spacing. Between the board and the bars is a used top-bar cloth that is well propolised. The inside is rubbed with beeswax and a bait comb is fixed to one of the bars. The circular holes are 64 mm diameter. The mesh is galvanised expanded steel sheet (N6664F) from The Expanded Metal Company (UK).
David Heaf's bee index