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.
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.