Re: Burning pasture around hives
Nope it won't hurt them. The reason I know? I once caught a field of 12" deep dormant bermuda grass on fire while lighting my smoker. Of course it was a day that had a steady 10 mph wind blowing. I kept it "stomped" out under the bee hives and let it burn the whole small field off. Maybe 2 acres in total.
I would try to pick a day when the wind isn't blowing straight into the entrances, or cover the hives with a wet sheet for the short time it takes for the fire to burn past the hives.
The more I learn about bees, the less I know.