Abbé Émile Warré 2010 translation by David and Patricia Heaf 154 pages W200
This is the first English translation of the 1948 edition of Abbé Warré’s book, L’apiculture pour tous that has run to 12 editions in French. The fundamental premise of this approach is to allow bees to build their natural nest, always developing their nest downwards, just as they do in nature, and never rearing brood in old comb. Please see BfD Journals 95 and 96 to read David Heaf’s description of Warré beekeeping. At the same time, the hive is very simple and easy for people to make and to manage - as Abbé Warré put it: ‘More honey with less worry’.
At Bees for Development we believe that the Warré hive (and in Asia the Top pile hive as described in BfDJ 94) represent simple and feasible ways to keep Apis mellifera and Apis cerana type bees. If you decide to try these or similar methods, let us know how you get on!