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  1. Re: Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    Thanks all for the great suggestions. So far my bees have been gentle with me and I have not been stung. I have used a spray bottle with plain water when they seem to be getting a little more...
  2. Bear mother and cubs checking out my hives

    My wildlife camera caught a bear mother and her two cubs checking out my hives. So far my "bearproofing" has worked but I will probably have to put some electric up in the fall.

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  3. Re: Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    Hi Sondra,

    Thanks for the reply. Suiting up I guess will be my best option. Since I am new to beekeeping I don't really know what to expect later in the summer when my bee population gets bigger....
  4. Re: Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    Thanks BeeGeorge. I'll give the Liquid Smoke a try.
  5. Re: Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    Thanks for the response. I have considered that and it is definitely an option until the fire restrictions go in place. Once we are under fire restrictions I won't even consider lighting the smoker...
  6. Wildfire danger and alternatives to smoker

    I live in the mountains of Colorado and am new to beekeeping. I live in a high fire danger area where dropping a smoker could have some serious consequences. So far I have been able to get by without...
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