Wasn't quite sure but I think this is the right forum to post this.
Since I hear of so many people talk about maximizing hive populations before the honey flows I had an idea and wanted your guys input. It would be a lot more work but I think it may help.
For the commercial honey producers they know the general time the major nectar flows are, and based on a fact (Iíve heard at least) the one big hive will produce more honey than 2 small hives. Why donít right before the flow you take 2 hives (say 2 deeps each) pull a deep off one box, only leave 2 frames worth of bees so in numbers itís the size of a nuc but in brood/stores it has tons of room for a quick expansion. Pull a deep off of hive #2 (remove bees and store it for later) and combine 90% of hive #1 by just adding the 2 hive body on top, and throw two or 3 super right on top. You now have a hive twice the normal population at the start of a flow, while still have 2 queens producing bees to keep overall yard numbers up so that when the flow is over you can go back to 2, 2 deep hives?
Any thoughts? I know maybe to much work and ALOT of flaws I donít see or understand having not been able to work with any commercial beekeeping so just my mind wondering. Thanks for any comments/additions that may make it better. Or explain why it wouldnít/won't work.