I have 20 hives and want to stay right there. However, I know I need to go into winter with more hives than that to have 20 hives left when spring arrives. After making splits, I will probably go into winter with about 32 to 35 hives of varying size and strength. Next spring, when I sell the excess hives above 20 (providing there are some), what do most people want to buy? I run almost all medium supers - so most of these hives will be two or three medium supers in size when I get ready to sell them. But, I know a lot of folks just want to buy nucs because they are considerably less expensive than buying hives two or three supers in size. Do most folks want hives with deeps on the lower two hive bodies? If nucs, including the nuc box, goes for $100 in my area - what would you sell a hive of 2 or 3 mediums in size. Should I split the excess hives into multiple nucs and sell them - even though it would be later in the spring before they are ready? How is the best way to sell?