Ed Holcomb on Maximum Honey

Mr Holcomb is Mid Tennessee’s resident expert on maximum honey production per hive.  If I remember correctly the average per hive production in TN is around 35 pounds (about 10 quarts) Mr. Holcomb’s standard is about 3 times that.  If you aren’t producing 100 pounds of honey per hive, you aren’t trying hard enough.

Videos of Ed Holcomb on producing lots of honey.

Spoiler Alert!

Watch the videos, but to summarize the method…

Requeen Now – In July or August.  Young productive queens are key to building the large colony populations that max-honey requires.  If your queens have already laid a lot of eggs, then you should requeen before the fall build up.  By the time you can get queens next spring it will be too late.

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