Thanks Trapperbob for the layout of your bars in the broodnest. I was concerned about too much space between bars. Right now mine look like (BBEEEBBBBBBEEEE...) the three empty bars are all being drawn out so I'm assuming all is OK, but I don't think I'll create that much room at one time in the future. Chilled brood is a concern I have. Generally my first top bar hive experience has been a very good one. Lots easier on the back!