My wife and myself are hobyist beekeepers. We started out with one hive in the backyard and now have added 3 more to a neighbors orchard. Would like to add about 20 more to the orchard which has cherries, apples,pears and chinese dates, then hold at that level for the time being. I have been observing here for a few days and am impressed by the courtesy afforded everyone as well as the amount of wisdom shared. Glad to be here!