Our bees are a vital part of our farm and indeed our world. When choosing a type of hive we decided to go with a Warre Hive. Warre hives are designed to be more natural then typical lang-worth hives that you would normally see in a large scale commercial apiary. I believe their design is also more suited to our Mn weather as their "attics" do a wonderful job of reducing dampness in the winter. This design also lends itself to some wonderful comb honey production as well as a less intensive/intrusive form of hive management.