Hi, I'm in SW Fla and have 7 hives. I started about a year ago with one hive, closely followed by 2 more and then a 4th by the end of July. This spring I aquired 3 feral hives and want to get another 2 or 3 soon, a rescue mission on those colonies. My goal is 10 healthy hives. I love everything about beekeeping and have learned so much in just one year. There was a real good day long seminar up in Tampa a few weeks ago.