""As a result, we now include an empty bottom box, modifying the modern Langstrom Hive system to more closely duplicate the conditions found in a natural “bee tree”.""
First, if they were doing bee research for thirty years, you would think they would know L.L. Langstroth was NOT Langstrom. It was not a typo, they referred to it the same later in the article.
""While we used to include "Selective Drone Removal" as an advantage of our system,we have become aware that some beekeepers employing our method have not removed the hanging drone comb in the bottom empty box in a timely manner, resulting in an increase in their mite loads!""
They tell you the bees will draw comb from the bottom of the frames, and recommend cutting it off regularly. If you don't, they say it will INCREASE your mite load.
In my experience of cutouts from buildings, They build from the top to the bottom, if the hive is old enough and strong enough. My opinion, and only an opinion, is they are going to cause more headache and disappointment than help with that article.