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I am curious to see if anyone else has put a metal roof on their warre hive. I put a hammered tin roof on mine and it seems to mess with the bees a bit. They attempt to land on it and inevitably get flipped over onto their backs. I always find a couple of dead bees on the roof. Again, I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the metal or not.


I’ve not tried a metal roof on any of my Warres. I find dead bees on the roofs of all of my hives, whether they are metal, wood or plastic. I don’t think it has anything to do with the metal. :)




Good to know. They look so sad struggling to flip themselves back over.


I have built 6 Warre hives and shingled all my roofs. I really like the look and the bees dont seem to mind it at all!