I've been thinking about building a new stye of hive to use, similiar to a top bar hive but with standard 9 1/8 frames. And seperate it in seven removable sections that would make 8- 3 or 4 frame nucs, with alternating entrances on each side. This would be a great addition in the beeyard as I could use it to make splits, and later close up unneeded entrances and use it as a long hive as an experiment. As well as it being a simple design and cheap to make. My question is has anyone here ever tried anything like this? And if so, any advice on the design as I am still trying to come out with the best design before I start to build. If it works well for this purpose, I believe it would be the cheapest way to expand.