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My hives are located in a small pasture that we have next to our pond. We primarily have bermuda grass on our pastures. Bermuda grass goes dormant in the winter. A spark from a freshly lit smoker will start a fire in dormant bermuda grass. Luckily for me, I saved all my hives and the pasture will benefit from the burning, but if this had happened in an urban area it would have been bad. I am going to try to post a couple of pictures from photobucket, if I can figure out how to do that.

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Nice! Does it kill the grass? I have a patch of Bermuda in my yard thanks to the Scott's Seed company. Looks like hell, need to plant something useful, like clover!
 

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No, it won't kill it. It's actually very beneficial to the bermuda to burn it in early spring. We normally burn our hay fields every year, but we typically do it on purpose. LOL
 

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I wish fire was all it took to kill Bermuda grass. Ive been battling it for years. It was trendy to plant around here in the 50's because it took so little water to stay green. We're still paying for it. It will take over if left unchecked.
 
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