I had 2 hives and one queen went missing so rather than ordering a new queen (I've ordered about 5 this year, they just disappear) I just combined them.

Now I have 1 hive 3 brood chambers high and I live in Louisiana were everyone tells me to just use 1 brood chamber. Now should I split this hive into 3 or leave it as one huge hive, AND will 1 Brood chamber be enough bees to have surplus honey?

Or will the huge hive produce more honey? Thanks