Re: Bees are angry
Jim and Daniel,
You guys are awesome. The difference here is that someone has 2-4 hives or some such number, and they'll spend, say, 20 minutes to 40 minutes inspecting those hives. They don't then want to spend 20 minutes working on lighting a smoker before spending 20 minutes inspecting their hives....you get it.
Anyway, I totally agree on the wood pellets, once lit they just smolder forever until they're ash. If you plug the smoker with a cork or some grass, the pellets will go out and they'll be there and even easier to light next time. Lighting pellets though is what turns people off to them I think. To light pellets and not spend more time lighting than you will in your few hives, you need that propane torch. It makes a good item for the Christmas list if you think buying it yourself will feel too much like a splurge.
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