2015 As a new beek I started with 2 hives, ended 2015 with 4 hives. 2016 Started with 4 hives, as of today I'm running 17 split between 2 yards. Sometimes I wonder how I got here. Didn't extract my 1st year and honey sales have been just over $1,000 this year. Hopefully next year I'll start to see a profit. However, while thankful for the byproduct, I really just enjoy working my bees.