I was hoping that I could stir a discussion on the pros and cons of the Warre vs. the Kenyan style Top Bar Hive. I started with the horizontal Kenyan style TBH this year and have been very pleased with it but am considering trying a Warre hive with the viewing windows for my second hive next year. I enjoy the TBH near my home with easy access and have added new bars every couple of weeks all summer and have enjoyed being able to watch and interact with the bees more as I am learning about them. However, I am interested in the Warre for a location where I would not be able to attend to it so often.
What say you, experienced beekeepers? Can you share some thoughts on these two methods with me?