being somewhat of a newbie i have a few questions i hope y'all can help me with. the first being : how many hives do you think someone new should start with? it seems alot of people say to start with at least 2. i have 3 packages coming April 24th & i have also talked to a local beekeeper that told me he could get me another 2 or 3.so, would 6 be a good number to start with? the plan : the first 3 packages are small cell bees & he reccomends 8 frame all mediums.the local guy is more of a "conventional" beekeeper and uses deeps with pierco frames. i have bought all medium boxes 10 - 8 frame and 10 - 10 frame to see which i like better and to get me started.i figure if i decide that i like the 10 frame better i can use the 8 frame equipment as nuc boxes(put a division board feeder in and i'll have a 6 frame nuc instead of 5).good idea or not?i have also bought enough mann lake pf120 frames to get started. any advice would be appreciated. T.J.