Controlling population tips
First off, you all are heros for saving the bees a little at a time.
I have been watching YouTube videos, reading, in general just trying to educate myself on beekeeping. I won't be in a place to have my own hive for a couple years. When I do, I was curious about managing the population. I want to do my part to help, but I do have a fairly demanding job and don't want to set out on helping, and ultimately just kill a bunch of bees.
When I do get a hive, what would be my options about making sure the population stays small enough for 1 or 2 hive boxes? I've read about swarming and it seems like they just up and leave?
This might sound like a dumb question but i want as much info as possible before I take on this hobby.
Thank you in advance!