i only have two hives with newly packaged bees. i have them in the typicall ten frame langstroth bottom entrance hives with ritecell foundation which they are drawing. I want to make a split as soon as the hives are ready. it seems as the the top bar and horizontal hives are more work. what type of hive is the easiest most natural style to go with. I was thinking of going with langstroth hive and just insert some foundationless frames and let them draw there own comb also go with top entrance nine frames and no queen excluder. what do you think? i do live in Montana so is there any forseen problems with going this way? Michael Bush What style do use mostly use?