Translated from the original French version of L’Apiculture Pour Tous (12th edition)1 by Patricia The people’s hive [Warré hive, Tr.] with moveable frames . The result was his People’s Hive (Ruche Populaire) whose construction and operation he described in his book Beekeeping For All (L’ Apiculture Pour Tous. Author: Abbé Émile Warré Translated from: ‘L’Apiculture Pour Tous’ (12th ed., ) by Patricia and David Heaf Date: ISBN:
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He thus came to use simple top-bars too and found them satisfactory except that the fragile combs needed a lot more care and thus time to remove them. The 12th edition was published after he had moved to Saint-Symphorien on the outskirts of Tours, France.
The main reasons are that: I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:. To avoid it being propolised to the box wall, the gap should be a bee space or more, e. This web site is premised on the 12th edition of Beekeeping For All which describes the top-bar version of his hive only.
The internal dimensions are xmm and xmm. For JPEG images of all the pages see http: A piece is cut out of a Langstroth top-bar, the cut ends butt-jointed with glue and the apiculturw reinforced with a comb guide in a groove. The frames are made of 25 x 7mm wood the top bar being mm long, the sides outside and mm inside, inside width mm. The board has holes for two commercially available bee escapes yellow circles in the sketches.
As the above illustration with comb shows, the bees build comb past the dowel to the wall.
Apicuulture allows comb to be built past the dowel side-bar. The 6 mm dowel is positioned a little way in from the side of the box.
Gilles Denis Gilles Denis is a commercial beekeeper with over hives Denis devotes a wrre of his web site to the issue of frames versus top-bars. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat However, some of the modifications may eventually prove to be necessary, for instance in climates other than that of France, or in areas where legislation requires combs to be easily movable.
However, another type of semi-frame using dowels has been adopted by Gareth John UK. Home Links Contact Site map.
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The dowel may be glued into the top-bar, or secured merely by a tight fit in the hole. Denis’ commercial scale operation includes migratory beekeeping, for example to lavender.
We therefore offer descriptions of these variants in separate pages accessible via the links below: Thus the total length of the wood is mm. Retrieved from ” https: This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
A translation of the section on the construction of the frame version is downloadable at: It is illustrated apicu,ture in the following sketches drawn by Bernhard Heuvel from details in Gilles Denis’ book 1: Furthermore, the frames should not be there especially because they take up a lot of room in the colony and for the simple fact that removing frames upsets the bees.
Also, to harvest the honey it is only necessary to cut the warer off the bar, crush it and allow the honey to flow out. Frame beekeeper produce less wax that fixed comb beekeepers.