Just to clear up some confusion, on the thread "My First Apiary
" there was a concern/thought that a Top Bar Hive was against the law at least in Ohio. I emailed my local inspector and they didn't think so. For everyone's benefit who may have the same misinformation, here is an email directly from the Ohio State inspector:
No top bar hives are not illegal in Ohio. Care has to be taken during manipulation as the new combs are delicate and may fall off the top bar.