I own a 100 acre ranch in the Canadian Rockies. The Elk Valley where the ranch is located is abundant with flowers through the summer. I want to start bee keeping over the next few years but I’m confused on how many hives my ranch can handle. Could I keep 100 hives? If so how would I separate them? Half on one end and half the other? If that is too many hives what do you think would be a safe amount and the best way to space them?