Was just curious if cross combing is less of a problem when you go with a Lang hive with empty frames vs. a Kenyan top bar hive. I may be wrong, but it seems to me it would be less of a problem because a four sided frame would give them more of a comb guide compared to just a top bar. Using just top bars for the first time this year has been a nightmare for me, my bees built out the first 3-4 bars perfectly on center from end to end, but after that it got worse with each sucessive bar on out to the 12th bar(currently). I didn't stay on top of them like I should have and now my two KTBH's are cross combed so bad with the exception of the first 3-4 bars, that I can't even remove any bars without causing comb failures. I had two bars of sealed brood and honey break off last weekend in one hive when I tried to cut the cross combing loose hoping to straighten things out. What a disaster!