A few crocuses are blooming!
Warre hives, primarily because they are smaller and easier to maneuver (when the frames are full of honey and wax, they weigh a LOT and I can barely lift the boxes.) Also, the philosophy of this system is much more hands-off and low maintenance/no chemical, which fits my life better.
I have acquired a beekeeping mentor, my neighbor Tom, who has decades of beekeeping experience that he is willing to share. When I showed him one of my frames from this hive, he said it was a perfect frame that bees would be happy to move into - so I have decided to keep this hive in addition to the two new Warre hives if I can still get bees for it. I will post more details about the beekeeping adventure soon.