Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm already thinking about how I'm going to expand next year. My plan is to add an observation hive and a regular Lang hive next year. The Ob hive I plan to take a few frames of brood from one of my two current Italian hives (to be able to watch them make their own queen in detail), and I was thinking about making the new Lang hive a Carniolan colony. Since I live in NJ, I'd like the cold-tolerance of the Carnis, but I'm a bit concerned by their swarm potential. I'm willing to manage them as needed, and keep giving them more frames to draw, slatted racks, screened bottom boards, more supers, etc, but I don't want to get in over my head, if I'd be better off with another colony of Italians.