Thanks for this forum!
I’m a former “Langstrother” looking into your Warre hives. Here in Indiana, we’re supposed to get our hives inspected by the state. The biggest pitfall I see with this design is checking for mites, FB, and other deseases. How can inspectors or keepers verify healthy hives when the brood comb is not movable?
Since Warre hive manipulation puts new boxes below and harvest top boxes, it seems that most or all harvested honey is housed in comb formerly used as brood comb. This infers that the quality of the honey is dark in color due to staining from the brood comb. Has this been your experience? Does this also mean the Warre hive is not suitable for comb honey production?
Thanks again for your efforts here. I’d really like to try a couple of your Warre hives in the spring, but having been brainwashed “Langstroth”, am concerned about hive health and quality of honey.