The Warré Hive is named after Emile Warré, who invented it in France in the early 20th century. It is sometimes referred to as a vertical top bar hive because it uses top bars instead of frames. From a distance it resembles a Langstroth hive, but it is actually smaller and lighter.
The Heritage Warré Hive is built with Cypress. Each box contains 8 top bars. 3 boxes are included and each can be built with a viewing window. The roof assembly is one piece and a quilt is included. The quilt is a smaller box that has canvas on the bottom and is filled with sawdust or wood shavings to facilitate moisture control. A copper roof is optional.