I was out working bees yesterday. The way it goes…I test ‘em for mites, pull surplus supers, apply mite treatment, then, once I've finished, I’ll weedeat the yard. As I was going back through one yard with the weedeater, from beneath one of the hives I’d just worked slithered a two foot copperhead. Seems the smoke and activity didn’t roust him but the weedeater did.
Be careful out there.