Michael sounds like a military Job.
Also don't count your bees before they hatch.Point being "Bolling Bees".Sometimes pest,drought,etc can over whelm an operation.I thought after watching it done for awhile I could just jump in and have 100's of queens in a year,didn't take into account you've got to have a good supply of bees to raise those queens (6 hives? not enough).Now I am rethinking it,stepping back and planning a little more.Build up the numbers of hives,start with a good base and go from there,see what happens.
Like Michael said raise a few for my own use,if there are extras,so much the better.
If you build it they will comb it.<br />Tim Rolan