The Warré Store-Providing the highest quality beekeeping supplies, and support to help the hobbyist beekeeper succeed
BRINGING WARRE BEEKEEPING INTO THE 21st CENTURY
Why cedar hives
Cedar does not
absorb moisture from the air in the way other softwoods do. Drier wood
feels warmer, is less heat conducive (insulates better) and is less
likely to have condensation develop on it.
Cedar is lighter weight than other soft woods.
is more weather resistant and stable than other soft woods and does not
require the protection of paint. Painting is expensive and time
consuming and painted hives trap moisture.
Cedar naturally resists attacks from most insects.
bees in our apiary seem to be more attracted to the smell of cedar than
other woods. They are constantly climbing around on the shop
equipment, scrap piles, and on us when we are working with cedar.
Cedar looks very nice in our customers' backyards.