kill all my queens in production hives for maximum production? Why not? I've read that 2 weeks before the main flow you can pinch the queen and this frees up the nurse bees to become more field bees. Also skipping a brood cycle helps with mites. If I don't want anymore bees why not just kill all my queens in production hives and maybe keep a couple extra emergency queens in some nuts as a back up plan. Use these if a hive fails to requeen itself. Why doesn't everyone do this that had enough bees and only wants honey?