When spring came I was down to one langstroth hive and one top bar, so I bought 4 packages. Then my beekeeping buddy called me and in short order I had two more small swarms. Next a neighbor, and today the operator of a nearby nursing home called me about a swarm that turned out to be at least three and a half pounds. Suddenly I'm back in beekeeping mode. Now let's see what I can do with them!
Wish I had such a problem. I keep trying to increase numbers, and take two steps forward and one step back.
But I'll get there.
Ox, you have all our sympathy! Remember, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, every cloud has silver lining and it is always darkest just before it goes totally black!