Well, it's the best excuse that I can come up with (ending the sentence with two prepositions - naughty!) [the best excuse up with which I can come - there, that's better].
A summary of the season: started with three hives, now have eight, but am about to give away one (the last hive on National frames - hence the generosity).
The increase is down to swarm-catching. The downside is that I have no idea what sort of bees I have - their health, termperament, etc.
I will blog again on trumps and disasters of the season.
A tout a l'heure.