Let me ask for you opinion......fact or opinion.
Will two single deep hives with ten frames of bees each make as much honey as one hive with two deeps and twenty frames of bees?
running singles require the same amount of bees as would a double-the trick is you would have twenty frames of bees
with a signal brood chamber-this means that you have ten frames of bees up inside honey suppers at all times--this is why
if you had ten frame signal it would out produce a ten frame double
many people run singles for honey because of the time there flows come on-lots of people will take a slow double and re-queen and consolidate down two a signal and salvage a honey crop
something to consider when we talk about singles is the queen lays at a certain rate and there are a certain number of cells
on a frame-this has been calculated and found that in a perfect world if the queen layed her max eggs per day and went through a complete brood cycle she would fill 10-11 frames with brood-we all know you cant get 10 frame of brood in one box
but in a realistic colony you could stay up with the queen-if they put all the honey up
dont be fooled by others that say it takes 4 box hive to make a surplus--to run a hive with 4 box brood chamber efficiently you would need two queens-but they dont talk about that part--RDY-B :laugh: