is a thick handful of grass. It was great. The bees were brushed away and didn't seem to be mind at all. But it's not that easy when you have a good deal to do. So I tried a brush from Mann Lake. This is my second year of beekeeping, and maybe it's because I don't quite have the technique right, but
the bees didn't seem to like it at all! Some got caught in it and lost their stingers. Maybe it was a poor quality brush. I don't know.
So I got an idea to use a feather duster. (I remember Chris Harp talking about using a few goose feathers as a bee brush.) I haven't gotten one yet and I was wondering what thoughts you all have on this idea or if anyone has used something like this. I went online to look for feather dusters and there are scores of different kinds! I wonder what the best kind would be.......