Novel, perhaps, but I don't want to have to be the one to get that hive apart. The bees are going to build comb between the boxes like crazy -- the main reason the top bar is so wide is to keep the bees from making continuous comb!
He must have propolis deficient bees, too -- I don't that that spliced frame is going to survive getting pried out of my hives.
What a nightmare to uncap.
Some beekeepers seem to have too much time on their hands. I do, but i waste it on forums rather than inventing wrinkles.