I got only four additional colonies this year. I often start the year with ten colonies but after being called to pick up swarms I have ended up with up to sixteen colonies. That is way more colonies than I care to deal with. Hopefully I'll top out with ten hives this year, but I will probably only take honey from six of them.
Last year was the first year I cut the honey production, and it was kind of nice. I was sold out easily by November. Most of the years of large production I still am scrambling to sell the rest of the harvest in December. Though selling honey and hive products makes it so I can at least break even on my endeavors; a person can get used to the less is better module. It may not be really better, but it is easier.