I give 2 or 3 puffs at the front door then lift a corner on the lid and a puff or 2. Drop the lid for 20 seconds or so and then take the top off and give a puff across the frames and go to what ever I am going in there for. And sometimes I don't smoke at all. QUOTE]
About the same as I do... although my bees don't get a front door, -not even a screen door!- I am cheap! :lpf:
Who was confused? :scratch: I was joking... I knew what you meant.I need to clarify something. I smoke all the hives in my yard. Then go back and work the first one smoked, adding a couple more puffs if neded...thus a couple of minutes...sorry for the confusion.