Re: How Big, How Fast?
I would like to get to 100 hives myself. I started with just 3 packages but have increased by catching swarms and doing splits. Now I am in the 40s at 2 years into it. As others have said going slow is the best way, but with my work schedual I am off alot and do not mind making most of my equipment. I have had some pretty hard lessons and lost several hives due to lack of knowledge.
If you have the patience then go slow and enjoy it. ( even though I did not )
"It's better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!" Zapata