New BEEK but I've been studying for over 30 years. Started 3 hive from NUCs on the 4th of May. One hive is a top bar Octagon shape Warre style hive made from 2x10 cedar. Bees seem to really like it! My other 2 hive are Langstroth but with Warre quilts and roofs. Uncoventional, but it seems to be working well. Challanges here are the rain and not having a prominant nectar flow.