A few years ago at a bee meeting they was discussing ways to prevent swarming. one of the ways mentioned was to split the hive by putting the split above the original hive with a large space between the mother hive. Once the 2 hives have settled in and the swarm stopped. They remove the top hive to a new location. This set me to thinking. If someone was to do this and put the honey supers between the 2 hives would you see an increase in honey production greater than 2 seperate hives. I have always heard that one strong hive will overall produce more honey than 2 small hives. I understand there is a lot of disadvantages to this approach. Has anyone tried or even thought of doing this.