not sure because you seem to have a short time with a monsoon season, but typically I say make a bunch of nucs. one queen can lay lots of eggs, sure. however 10 queens can lay a lot more. you then rejoin or add into other hives and not worry about over wintering them, or if you want to over winter them, then do so, and if they die, then who really cares? you've lost nothing. now this of course comes with the idea of making sure they have a hive and resources to handle a larger colony, of course. If you go too gun hoe you can force them to swarm, and well that isn't good, so pay attention.
one hive of 60,000 bees produces more honey than 2 hives of 30,000 ea. though.