I have reached my goal of 20 hives and want to stay right there, give or take a hive or two. I will typically have an annual loss of 10 - 20%. My plan is to split my three or four best hives to keep up with annual mortality. Aside from that, I don't want any more bees and don't really want them to swarm. Do I go through the hives regularly and do away with any queen cells I might find? - and just ignore any swarms that do happen to occur? And, make sure I provide adequate room within the hives for my bees. Any other advice for maintaining a set number of hives?