Has anyone had a state inspector yet go through your established Warre hive?
I now am starting to see some market Warre hives as being legal in all 50 states. The "legal" part comes from the idea that the comb is removable.
I know my own Warre hive has comb attached on the sides and the bottom of the combs. I have taken a box apart using string, slicing between the boxes. But the removal of the comb, prior to actual harvesting the honey, is very damaging and destructive.
So my question is this....Have you ever taken apart the entire Warre hive after it is established, doing a full inspection of the combs? Has anyone ever had a state inspector take apart the boxes comb by comb?
I know some questioned the inspectability of TBH hives, and that was a non-issue, as the comb is easily removed for inspection. But cutting out the Warre comb would be on a whole different level.
So who has had their Warre hives inspected by an inspector? How did that go? What was the damage or outcome?
I really have an issue with promoting Warre hives under the marketing that they are legal in all states, when having to go in and cut out the comb is a real problem. It would be interesting to see how inspectors will deal with this going forward.
For the record, I know two other people besides myself, who have Warre hives, and have seen their hives. Both agree that inspecting combs is not recommended or advisable, without destruction of the comb.
Maybe someone has a good way of getting all the comb out for inspections. I would love to hear about it.