Ok.... short talk time.
First, I just want to say that indeed splitting (especially many hives is extremely costly if you have no spare woodwork or foundation) that aside, I see nothing wrong with letting some hives go feral in a small be yard - nature isn't fighting over resources in a basic backyard beekeeper's yard, especially if you are properly feeding your bees where others cannot get to the food. Letting a swarm go and possibly survive is how nature intended, isn't it?
No... Brian, please keep such comments to yourself, anything the mods do here they do through input from members in posts to moderators and personal observations. We handle the forum quite well and you surely have been around long enough to see many times we have dealt with things we see as "situations" your post here does little more that stir up Joelel into coming back with words of equal pot stirring - which he better not. Please let us do our job STEALTHLY as we tend to do.
Joelel, your reply wasn't much more than self gratifying bantor, if you have something to say, then say it. I cringe everytime my yard wants to expand and I'm not ready for it, it is a difficult situation to deal with, and often one that many members here can not monitarily justify. You've had lots to say elsewhere, try adding some helpful replies, not just telling us how perfectly you handle a situation on the fly.
Chappy99, I only ask two things of new members, 1 they be nice to each other, and 2 that they post their location in their profile (the profile button is located a few tabs over from the home button below your avatar image) click on it then click on the PROFILE INFORMATION LINK - you will see where you can add info about yourself, just add a location or anything else you wish. Thanks.