I can't keep them all, I just don't have the time to keep up with so many. I give some to friends and also help some people get set up with beekeeping. Most are people who have had bees living in their houses and have become fascinated with them.
Next Saturday, I will be removing a hive for a fellow who wants to start up.
My friend Bailey in Raceland, a member on the forums here, has been growing his apiary for the past two years.
He is more than happy to take swarms off my hands.
Jimmy from Franklinton, Louisiana has also been the recipient of some bees I caught.
I have a friend Jay, who is strictly a beekeeper, he gets swarms and cut outs as well.
Now this year, I am building up my colonies as I lost quite a few this winter for a variety of reasons. I like to stay at or around the fifty mark.
Today I am moving three hives to our property in Mississippi!
My wife has been showing real interest in becoming a beek. She will really be helping out with these hives as she can get away more often then I can, this time of year.