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Which way does the top go?


Just got my first Warre hive and am looking at the top with the canvas cover. Does the canvas go directly against the bees below it, leaving room above to put wood chips or something between the canvas and the top, OR does the canvas go against the top wood part, leaving space between the bees and the canvas?

(2) I remember something about wood chips. Where do they go? Thank you!



Sorry for the delayed response.

There should be 2 pieces of canvas. One small, and one large. The larger one is stapled to the quilt box. Then the small piece is laid directly on the top bars of the top box, and the canvas-side down of the quilt box on top of that. Then wood chips/shavings go into the quilt box, and the roof on top of that.