I absolutely LOVE your guys approach!!
I am a new beekeeper in Northern California...no, not San Francisco, farther up than that by a few hours.
Anyway, I have a ten-frame Langstroth hive with a super on it and I had some old wood and wire frames that I took apart. I was wondering if I put a few of those broken down frames as top-bar frames using a paint stir stick and some starter wax if you think the bees will build on it considering all the other frames are either wood-and-wire or plastic? If so where should I put them? Super, middle, outer, etc?
Again, what you guys do is wonderful. Peace.
Well sounds like you are having fun up there. You should put them wherever you want. The bees just like things to build their combs on.
Keep it simple.
"Everything works if you let it"
have fun Backwards is the new forwards