Smoking/Installing nuc question
Hey all -
I'm picking up my nuc tonight and in the email I received with instructions on transferring the nuc to the hive it says to smoke the nuc entrance and across the top of the frames. Is it a horribly bad idea not to smoke them? I have not gotten a smoker yet - it's on my list. As long as I'm wearing a bee suit I should be all set, right?
Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.