Some people have created arguments stating that the Warré hive produces inferior honey. These arguments are based on ignorance and have no legitimacy. The following is from page 142 of the book, Beekeeping For All. This information is paraphrased to make it easier to understand.
Here's what Warré had to say about the honey from his hives:
One might argue that because with the People's hive, the honey is harvested from combs that had at one time contained brood, its quality must be poorer than honey harvested from supers that have not contained brood. But combs that have previously contained brood only change the taste or color of the honey if they are black and spongy, because a fermentation has developed. If our method is followed, such comb never occurs. Its place is taken by comb that is only light-brown.
In all hives, much of the nectar collected each day is first deposited into combs near the hive entrance, and thus in combs that have contained brood. It is not until evening that this nectar is moved to its final position above the brood nest. In framed hives, it is not unusual for the brood combs to be black, therefore capable of changing the color and taste of the honey, because in these hives the renewal of old combs is difficult and it is not uncommon that the beekeeper does not do it.
One may also argue that in the People's Hive, the honeys from different seasons are mixed. But we have pointed out in another section that mixed honeys are healthiest and most worth recommending. Moreover, in reality, the different honeys are only mixed at harvest. In the hive they are deposited one above the other in layers going from top to bottom, proportional in size to the forage at different times of the year. If the beekeeper is interested in meeting the tastes of his customers, there is nothing to stop him or her from processing a particular box or even a few specific combs from time to time. Furthermore, it should be noted that the late-season honey, generally the darkest, is placed at the bottom of the stores, and as a result is located immediately above the bee cluster. This is the honey that is easiest left for the bees when preparing the hives for winter.
We can certainly attest to the quality of honey from our Warré hives. We always harvest light, delicious honey that everyone just loves! Not to mention the wax that gets harvested, which we are starting to find fun things to do with! That being said, if someone wants to make section (comb) honey, it is desirable to have comb that has never contained brood. This is easily done following Warré's method of section honey production as follows:
Now, the People's Hive is better than all others for rapid construction of beautiful sections. To do this, it is first necessary to construct a special box. The depth should be that of the sections desired. For American sections this is 130mm. This box will contain 8 frames, each divided into two sections. The box should match as closely as possible the internal dimensions of the hive bodies, but it is not necessary that they are exactly the same. Once you have your sections box with frames, here's how to make them:
When the nectar flow has really started, i.e. when there is already a small amount of honey stored in the top box, at least 5 kg (12 lbs., or about half full), this box, which we refer to as box No. 1, is lifted. The following box (No. 2) is lifted likewise. On the next box (No. 3) is placed box No. 1 whose honey has been uncapped if necessary (the honey is rarely in need of uncapping). On box No. 1 is placed box No. 2. On box No. 2 is placed the box built for section honey. Now, under the box containing the sections there is some brood and as a result of this no room for the honey that is brought in daily. The bees are therefore forced to put the new honey in the sections box. Furthermore, the bees never leave honey for long under brood. The bees will thus have a tendency to carry honey from box No. 1 into that containing the sections and there is therefore a rapid and considerable influx of honey into the sections box. This is all that is necessary to obtain beautiful comb honey.