I have been working for the past 3 seasons for a guy who has a couple hundred hives. I got hooked quick and bartered last year for five nucs. I got them late in the season and luckily we got a fall nectar flow here in Pa. Long story short it looks like only 2 of them made it through. I have been pursuing a sustainable lifestyle and it seems that top bar is more attractive to us type of ppl. This year I will build and try my hand at this style of equipment and natural comb to see if it feels right to me. Thank you folks on this forum for the stories and encouragement. I will start to document this adventure as it unfolds.