I cant seem to find any good information on this and haven’t seen it in the books I’ve read. In a nutshell, I have 4 Langstroth hives on the north end of our pasture. The pasture really needs to be burned off. A north wind would be risky for burn control at the south end, but a south wind would be perfectly controllable although it will blow the smoke toward the bees. I am 100% sure i can protect the hives from fire/heat by mowing 20’ in front of them. Question is will it hurt the bees to smell the pasture smoke for an hour or so?