September in Las Vegas means drinking pumpkin spice lattes in shorts and flipflops and girls wishing they could wear fall fashion of chunky sweaters and boots even though it’s still over 100 degrees out. The Fall struggle is real out in the desert. I have great news to get you through the transition.
Whole wheat toast, peanut butter, apples slices, and topped with you guessed it—honey!
Out of curiosity I suppose, Steve asked how often you can split a beehive in one year. In other words, if you start with one beehive, what is the maximum amount of queen-right beehives that you can have by the end of the year? I answered that I didn’t know, as I’ve never tried it before and there are so many variables to consider. But it did leave me wondering how many hives a person could make if their only goal was to make more beehives (not honey production), and so the Fresno Experiment was born.
The premise of the experiment was to find out how many hives we could make that would be able to overwinter on their own stores of honey (or very limited feeding).