Re: But where do you PUT them all...?
I placed a craig's list add for one day just to see what would happen. I got 12 offers fro placing hives. sine it woudl take me a couple of years to put that many hives together i decided the finding placed could come much closer to the actually having of hives part.
As folks find out about my beekeeping some offer me places to keep them. it takes a bit of work to explain to them that expanding is considerable financial commitment on my part and many of these "enthusiastic adventurers" fall by the way side.
Then there are the hand full of serious educated and still interested offers that I am working with. I have plans to locate bees in one to two outyards this next year. Having locations that belong to others is a petty common way of keepign bees.
Also in my searching I have found that in many cases public lands can be used with permits to keep bees on.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.