Warre Hive


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Milled at Bee Built in Portland, Oregon and offered in FSC® certified, clear (no knots) kiln-dried, Sugar Pine, Douglas Fir, or Western Red Cedar, our Warre hives include two boxes to get you started.

Our Warre hive kits feature " boxes, rabbet joints, pre-drilled holes, and stainless steel screws for added strength and longevity. Sloped handles allow for improved rain runoff and better grip when lifting. The precision milled, one-piece top bars are unattached for compliance with most state and local beekeeping laws. 

Warre boxes measure 13½ wide by 13½" long by 8¼" deep. 

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  • Roof featuring shingled design and high pitch for optimal rain runoff
  • Quilt box with canvas quilt
  • 1 bag of shredded cedar to fill quilt box
  • Extra canvas to go between quilt box and top bars
  • 2 Warre boxes with windows and black walnut closures
  • 16 one piece top bars with wedge comb guides
  • Standard screened bottom with closable insert
  • Solid feet to elevate the hive off the ground and improve stability
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Assembly diagram and instructions


    • Drill or screwdriver
    • Stapler (for attaching the canvas to quilt box)
    • Approximate assembly time: 60 minutes

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    Note: If choosing cedar, know that the lumber color can vary significantly within the same tree (let alone from tree to tree)! The top of the tree might yield very light lumber, while the middle might be darker or pinkish. This is part of the beauty of cedar and why we use only clear wood -- so we don't waste even a scrap of this remarkable wood!


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    Steven C.
    United States

    Warre’ hive purchase

    The kit was well packaged, the instructions were clear and concise, and it all came together in a few hours. The completed hive is sturdy and attractive. There was a minor issue of a wooden piece that developed a split along its edge during transport. This was immediately replaced without hassle. Can’t wait to put bees in it!

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    Elinor H.
    United States

    Sturdy and quick to assemble

    They've changed the design from last year, and I like the changes! The hive was fast and easy to assemble, and fits together with pieces from my first hive. Very happy with it.

    suzanne b.
    United States

    Warre Hive

    My Husband put it together and it looks great - can't wait to get our bees, we have been without bees for three years and hoping this hive will help the bees winter a little bit better. We also ordered the stand which I think will be well worth it. You guys have the best customer service and your responses to email have been amazing !

    Mark B.
    United States

    great value

    very easy to assemble.I just worked on the hive a little at a time. New house keeps me very busy . I probably spent 2 hours total assembling the hive. Instructions were fairly easy to read. All the part fit. I will purchase another one

    Gabe L.
    United States

    Warre hive experience

    My overall experience with this item is great. Same with all the other items I have got from bee built. Easy to assemble directions were easy to follow. Very fast delivery. Staff at bee built answered all my questions I had. Great overall experience. Will definitely be ordering my beekeeping supplies from bee built in the future.