Re: do i need a smoker?
Oh well, thanks to the Dr for helping me with my misunderstanding.
Just, after years of holding a smoker in one hand all day every day, and watching it's effect on bees, I have observed the effect is instant and they do not have to rush off and eat before it will work.
Maybe cos unlike the Dr I don't use material that contains nicotine, I just rely on normal smoke.
But hey. I'm just a humble beekeeper. Not a Doctor.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).