I plan to get back into working with top bar hives, with the goal to get to small cell. I'll simply keep inserting new top bars into the brood nest, and as the older brood combs move back, they will be filled with honey. The bees will continually be able to start new comb in the brood nest, which should gradually become smaller and smaller celled. I think for the lang hives that I have, I will do the same but in a long hive. The deep frames that I have now are very old (the wax is almost black...), and I have about 80 deep foundationless frames with starter strips ready to go. The old deep frames will be extracted and then burned. Time for new clean, fresh, smallcell frames!