There's an article in one of the recent issues of American Bee Journal written by John Hogg about the 2-queen hive system for greatly increasing comb honey production. When I contacted Mr. Hogg by email and asked him about the applicability of the 2-queen hive system to regular honey production, his response was very non-committal. Said he couldn't recommend the technique for either increased extracted honey production or hive expansion. Anyone have any experience with the technique? Seems to me that the bees would have no knowledge of comb honey vs. extracted honey as the finished product and that the same principles that make the technique so productive for comb honey would apply to extracted honey. No?
David in Baltimore