I've been lurking and this looks like a nice friendly forum so I decided to join and.....oh right---post!
I'm using all Warrés (and 1 KTBH as a pet hive at home, my other hives are in out yards).
I use Warrés because I live on an island where it rains 365 days a year. (OK, not exactly that much....360 days a year). Getting honey is a rare treat due to the weather (even for Langs) because the bees only have about 6 weeks---more in a good year (whatever that is) to store enough to last for almost 10 months. (But the Warrés are good for taking care of all the moisture due to the year round rain here). I'm the only one using them and the pres. of the bee club calls them my "skeps" (and me a "weirdo", but he's only joking(?) LOL.
Anyway, I'm happy to join the forum!
(My experience with bees? If I live to 120 I will always be a beginner because bees always surprise me and never let me forget that!)