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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, Im a new beekeeper currently taking care of 4 hives in southern hemisphhere (starting summer, Chile). Question: until now the 4 hives are very gentle, acutally I have never need to use smoke when checking frames or adding suppers (I always check them with good weather and some flow). Should...
  2. Bee Forum
    This particular hive was swarm arrived Easter morning. Always tried to go in at the top of the trap, so I assume feral. Any smoke on their hive makes them come boiling out aggressive. They are not aggressive at other times - just when the smoke is around them. Not my other swarm or other 2...
  3. Bee Forum
    As a recent convert to the use of gloves at certain times and with certain hives as was demonstrated to me quite clearly today when I was pulling honey, I started thinking about the various threads I've read about gloves. And it got me to thinking.... My father grew up on an Native American...
  4. Bee Forum
    I got into my hives around 7:30 yesterday morning and boy were they mad. I was wondering if it was just my hives or wether morning is not a good time to check them? My smoke only seemed to affect them for 1-2 minutes and got stung on my hands 6 times that I can count. More I can't see. :lookout:
  5. Bee Forum
    I've noticed the bees in one of my hives have become unusually sensitive to smoke in the past month. I use as little smoke on my bees as possible, but whenever I get down to the bottom deep in this one hive and have to smoke them a bit, the bees react by pouring out of the bottom entrance. It...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I'm new to beekeeping and have checked the hive about 3-4 times now. I filled up the bottom box and added another on top minus 2 frames to allow room for sugar water. This last time I tried to check on things, the bees were quiet at first but really charged out in a big uproar as soon as I added...
  7. Bee Forum
    as a child i would make visits to my grandpa's bee shack on a shelf was a arsenal can SMOKE BOMB or smoke something.has any one heard or ever seen of such thing an where i could buy one.
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