i guess i got to much time on my hands Curiousity is killing me. So lets start a post on how many hives you have, how many you plan to build up to. and what if anything you would do over if you could start anew. I guess i will start Hi Im riverrat and im a beeaholic I got 35 hives have had as many as 70 would like to build to about 100 have the equipment to go to 200 but dont tell the wife she doesnt know i got it stashed. If I had one thing I could have done over I would have concentrated on building my hive numbers slower I went from 6 to 40 then to 70 in 2 years without a mentor just a lot of reading and learning by doing and making a lot of mistakes. I would have concentrated more on building with splits from local swarms and cutouts I have done. Im just partial to taking a swarm or cutout and watching it grow from nothing into a full producing hive and being able to look back and say I was a part of that.