Re: Can we talk about safety?
I am fortunate that bee stings are nothing more than an annoyance. However, I don't how the wife and son would handle multiple stings so we keep a full bottle of children's Benadryl on hand for emergencies. Beyond that, not working the hives after a rainstorm or in the late evening are good precautions. Hives are not normally hot and we can use the riding mower right next to them without any trouble. Still, ( I am going to pay for this) they are girls and have their good days and not so good days.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.