>The thing that really annoys me about top-bar wedges is the work required to break them out and at least remedially clean up the bar and wedge. I still can't do this with much grace or speed.
Neither can anyone else. :) That's why the wax tube fastener is so nice.
>I watched JzBz's year of beekeeping video once. They slap the foudation in grooved top and bottom bars and let the bees attach the foundation. I am thinking about experimenting with that.
If you put it directly in the hive in a flow and they draw it that day, it works fine. If it's plastic, of course, it works fine, to just put it in.
>I despise the foundation adding process.
It is one of those things that are a pain. To me the whole issue of wires, pins etc. comes down to how soon the bees are doing to process it. It's very frustrating to spend hours putting in the foundation and find it's all crumpled and fallen out by the time you get it on the hive.