I don't really get the whole going with TBH's, then supering. It makes me wonder why anyone would decide on a TBH from the start.
It might help to put aside some presumptions. I chose a TBH because 1) I wanted to keep bees 2) I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a hive and 3) I liked that TBHs don't look like hives (i.e.: scream to the neighbors "we've got bees!"). It had nothing to do with going "natural" or foundationless or any of the other ideologies people like to attach to TBH beekeeping. For me it boiled down to the fact that I wanted to cheaply keep bees on the down-low.
Mea culpa. This post was not meant to point a finger at BjornBee, but since his question was posted so long ago, and there were posts in between, I quoted him. But really, my goal was to help ANYONE wondering why one might choose a TBH.
Also, I wasn't trying to hijack the thread by making it about me. I just thought that perhaps ONE person saying why they chose a TBH might be useful somehow. To someone. (Oh, and I wanted to bump up this thread as I saw another one re: supering had been started.)
Lastly, it's now obvious to me that I don't get the premise of a forum. I always thought of a forum as a support group. A place where people get help with burning questions. Not so much a place where one goes for stimulating thought. So, with that realization, I'm out.