My husband got into bees last year and I 'helped' but this year I've got my own hive and am enjoying it very much.
I using a Kenyan Top Bar Hive, small cell, no chemicals.
I hived my package many weeks ago and currently have 14 bars with comb and bees.
I have a few hive beetles but the bees seem to have them all corralled.
I have some observation windows so I'm having alot of fun watching them. I have to get in there tomorrow and break some attachments off the last couple bars.