And that's another thing Robo, in this day and age, you should be checking your bees. Mr. Warre lived in another time. I like the size of them. I have three Warre hives out back that seem to be wintering really well. By the same token, I have bees in Langs that are wintering very well also. 6 to one, half a dozen to another. I just know that I am going for 100 hives as a goal, and I can't see me doing that with Warre hives.
Besides the fact that I can't stay out of them every two weeks or so. That's asking too much! :)