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Warré hive and combs movability

Is it legal to keep bees in Warré hives in Québec? I was asked so often that I decided to write a few lines on the topic. Although specific to the Québec situation, many of the issues raised here are valid for any region of the world where similar laws exist. The answer: Absolutely! Small apiary of Warré hives. The hive in the foreground is topped with a green roof, an innovative modification. Photo: Hubert Pilon, Québec. www.rebelbees.ca The Warré hive can be equipped with simple top bars, half-frames with three sides or complete four-sided frames. Therefore, it would rather be the use of top bars that makes some people claim that Émile Warré’s Popular Hive is not compliant with Québec laws. Consequently,...

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