Éloi François Émile Warré
May 9, 1867
|Died||April 20, 1951|
|Known for||Inventor of the Warré Hive (People’s Hive)|
|Notable work||L’apiculture pour tous|
Le Secret de la santé, manuel des malades, des bien-portants et des gardes-malades
Éloi François Émile Warré was born on May 9, 1867 in Grébault-Mesnil and died on April 20, 1951 in Tours. He was ordained as a priest on September 19, 1891 in the Diocese of Amiens and became a parish priest in Mérélessart (Somme) in 1897 and then in Martainneville (Somme) in 1904.
He published several books based on his research:
- La santé ou les Meilleurs traitements de toutes les maladies
- Le Miel, ses propriétés et ses usages
- L’apiculture pour tous
- Le Secret de la santé, manuel des malades, des bien-portants et des gardes-malades
He is best known as the inventor of the People’s Hive (French: la ruche populaire). By 1948, Warré had been practicing beekeeping for over thirty years and had 350 hives in his apiary with a variety of models which he compared for over 15 years. After extensive research, he designed the People’s Hive. The goal was to create a hive that was as close to the natural conditions for the bees while remaining practical for the beekeeper. It was also designed to be built economically by anyone with simple tools and his book.
- Abbé Warré - L'Apiculture Pour Tous (12th edition) - 1948