it never fails to amaze how someone can come into the "top bar hive" section of the forum to ask for help and almost immediately people will try to deter them from tbh's or praise some other type of hive.
The people come into tbh area because they want to learn tbh. not to hear how great folks think some other type of hive is.
For pete's sake, respect the intent of the sub forum and keep to the topic. TBH's.
As to the question at hand, I think Mike Bush has your solution. focus on straight comb first,the rest can be cleaned up later.
No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.