I don't think so. Sometimes bees are gentle as lambs and don't need smoke, so why ruin their day? But definitely a good idea to have smoke available.I'm a newbie, but I was under the impression that it's best to ALWAYS use smoke....Granted, some people get carried away, more is not always better, but a little smoke goes a long way in making life more pleasant for the beekeeper.
What makes you so sure it ruins their day?I don't think so. Sometimes bees are gentle as lambs and don't need smoke, so why ruin their day? But definitely a good idea to have smoke available.
Just a drop or two per 1qt spray bottle. I also put it in their syrup. They really suck it down. (I think it also may help keep the mites and beetles away too, but I need to do more testing this year on that).Ruthiesbees what are the amounts of water/anise oil you put in a bottle. Sounds interesting. Biscotti Bees!
You can in PA. also if ya don't get caught. kind a like oxalic acid it's illegal but lot's a people are doing it.
The world is flat. (despite being able to see a curved horizon).I think that's about as universally accepted in the world of beekeeping as anything!