You started out with 3 hives 3 years ago as a newbee. Things was good honey was selling. Everything you did turned to gold with the bees. Honey gold that is. The fever hit you and you was hooked. Fast forward now its 3 years later your addiction has taken over your life you now have just shy of 100 hives and enough equipment to go to 150 laying around. you have bee yards spread around 2 counties with each out yard having only 5 hives since honey production averages is low in your area and 5 is about all a yard will suport. your working a full time job that requires overtime often. you leave work at 4 in the afternoon and dont get home from working the bees until dark. weekends are an all day working bees. you pick up swarms and do cutouts to help make even more money. the flow is winding down but you cant pull the honey all at once because of small hive beatle. your tired your wore out your trapped and cant get away. How you going to control the monster that you created. How can you get more efficient in managing your operation so your wife will once again realize she has a husband after all. While far fetched I have seen this scenario many times in reality. usually the person gets burned out and gets out of bees. I read once the average person who takes up bees will be out of them within 3 years when they figure out the work involved. So lets keep that from being an option. what changes would you make to keep the hives your wife and your sanity.