I make everything in the hive. The only thing I haven't made is the foundation and I am working on that. As soon as I get enough Wax I will have a go. ;)
I have an old Unisaw from the 1960s Works like a charm. No Sawstop. No idea if it is any good but I do know it will toast a blade if it has to stop it. I am a bit leery about trusting something like that as I would guess it might tend to make me reckless. I treat my saw like a live cobra.
For awhile I stopped using it and used a handsaw, but it is a bit impractical. I use hand tools whenever possible.
Instead, with my table saw I use;
feather boards with jigs to hold it above as well as on the table
mitre gauge push with added piece of wood to make it large
board buddies https://www.woodstockint.com/Green-Board-Buddies-/W1105
If doing a lot of cedar I use a full coverage painting mask.