Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)
I was thinking about this today as I was driving and then come to see my thoughts in print already.
Originally Posted by msl
Watching the videos posted was an eye-opener.
Perhaps the OP should learn a bit about bee keeping. When he's self-sufficient in his yard and doesn't need someone to capture a honey-engorged swarm, perhaps he will be able to successfully multiply his herd and keep them alive.
This is my 5th year and I STILL don't have all the answers. If someone GAVE me 100 hives, I'm not sure that the 100 personalities would be tended to properly.
This post won't deter the OP. Time will though. (I'm rooting for him anyway!)
I just didn't realize just how inexperienced he was...
The question is what to do, and the answer, as always, is complicated by a muddle of reason, emotion, and doubt.