Adding BP Notifications to WP Admin Bar

Hello all,

I am in the thick of things currently customizing our Admin Bar (used on BOTH front end and back end of our entire multisite environment)

One thing I really want to be able to do, but have not yet figured out, is to create a plugin that will allow Buddypress Notifications to be displayed in the WP Admin Bar as they do in the BP Buddybar (which is now removed from the site)

Any suggestions or code reference? I am a novice with PHP but can make sense of it usually.