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Hi all, just wondering if any one has some tips about starting/management of a top bar hive. My partner and I have a Langstroth which we are planning on splitt ing this spring. We also have the top bar all set up and ready to go, (got given it as a bday presemt). Inngeneral we are hoping to catch a swarm and put it in, but Have heard of people altering a couple of the Bars to fit in a Langstroth and waiting for the bees to make comb and lay enough brood to do a split from there. Has anyone tried this? It sorta makes a bit of sense that if you start it in a Langstroth then you have the advanta