Extreme fire danger - water instead of smoke hive
Fires are starting to crop up all around due to the severe drought. Instead of lighting up the smoker, I used a mister full of sugar water to do a quick inspection of a small hive. I have also used plain water for a quickie. Are there any other tips for inspecting bigger hives using alternatives to smoke (rather than nothing at all)? Does water work effectively when it's a large hive? Or an aggressive hive?
Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
8fr medium equipment