Do you love bees in your garden?
Do you crave delicious, fresh, homegrown honey?
Now you can have it all with your own hand-made bee-friendly Warré hive!
Easy-care low maintenance complete Warré hive assembled and ready to go for just $360!
The Warré hive is the perfect hive for backyard beekeepers!
easy, super low maintenance design
high honey yield 30 kg + a year!
delicious REAL local honey
great for pollination and local plants
natural wax source
suitable for warm and cold climates
attractive, natural look
locally made, built to last
Your complete Warré hive includes:
3 x standard Warré boxes
24 x assembled open-based Warré frames
1 x standard roof (pine)
1 x base
1 x standard quilt box
420mm x 420mm (footprint) 1030mm (height)
Compared with conventional hives (e.g. Langstroth), Warré hives make bees happier.
1. Warré hives are part of a "natural bee-keeping" approach. This design closely resembles how bees like to build hives in the wild, from the top down. The Warré hive was designed by a French monk named Abbé Émile Warré. He wanted a hive that closely resembled what nature intended, requiring minimal interference from beekeepers.
2. This hive requires such low maintenance that the bees are hardly ever disturbed (maybe once or twice per year). This means they're able to get on with doing bee things and are more settled, and less defensive.
3. The Warré hive has open frames. Conventional hives can have fake comb to kickstart the comb building process, but this puts bees out of work. The Warré open frame design lets all bees have jobs to help build the honeycomb. This means everyone is gainfully employed and feeling happy and useful.
Happier bees mean fewer stings for you!
Warré beehives let bees build naturally, from the top down.
We also make and sell Warré hive components! Order new frames, protect your hive with a new stand or base, and pop in a viewing box to watch the bees at work!
Quality you can trust
Our Warré hives and parts are hand-crafted in our Blue Mountains workshop from FSC certified Australian-grown pine and recycled native hardwood timbers.
We build our hives to last. We build our hives with high-grade timber, secret pocket joints and safe non-toxic glue (FDA approved for indirect food contact) inside the construction to make sure our hives are top-quality, safe and built to last.
Does the hive come with bees?
No, you're ordering a hive without bees. You will need to get bees from a bee supplier, your local bee-catcher/apiarist or (if you know what you're doing) catch a swarm yourself.
How do I look after my bees?
We highly recommend you take an introductory Warré method bee-keeping workshop.
How can I find out more about looking after bees?
Try these recommended books:
“Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive”