More great news, I am getting between 35-50 colonies now or more, just as quick as I can get more hives or colonies. I also plan to split my strong hives in the spring and get more that way. My dad is really getting into it, if he builds a house out at his farm where the bees are going to be kept we are going to put a honey room and shop on the front. Are first goal is 1,000 hives. Once we get up to say 700 he will be able to go into the company full time and we will get to work with each other all the time like we have always dreamed of. We are mostly going to raise them for the sale of honey and products. I think once we reach are goal of 1,000 we might try raising queens and if we get more hives we will sell nucs too. I figure we can reach this goal in at least 5 to 6 years, bye!!!