I've been down from Boston, visiting family in Cobb County, Georgia. I spoke with a friend who's interested in starting a hive or two, but he's been putting it off because of all the equipment purchases.
I mentioned Top Bar Hives, and promised I'd look into whether they were possible down in Georgia.
Are there ventilation issues? What about SHB? Is there anyone keeping bees with TBHs in Georgia (or Alabama, South Carolina, Florida)?
ps - I've done probably two dozen searches using every configuration that I can think of for my original post (Georgia, GA, TBH, SHB) and couldn't find any references.