Newbie question. How many hives can you put together at the same location? I have an opportunity to use 60 acres to put my bees on. Right now I have only 3 colonies on my property. How many hives is too many at one location? Will too many hives decrease the production of each hive? The area is mountain land and heavy with under brush, wildflowers and trees, low human population density for several miles in all directions. A small, year-round creek runs through the property. This land is about 3 miles from my home. They used to keep cattle on it till about 15 years ago and since has not been used for anything.