A smoker is a metal container used to slowly burn material to produce smoke. Smoke is used to calm bees.
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- How To Install Bees In A New HiveIt’s spring and your new bees are ordered. Now you need to know how to install your bees and start prepping for their arrival. Here's what to do with your nuc or bee package.
- Inspecting A Hive
(When, How & Why)Check your hives to monitor the health of your bees and spot problems that need to be fixed. Here's a step-by-step guide about when, how and why to inspect.
- 13 Mistakes New Beekeepers MakeBeekeepers at all levels of experience make mistakes. As a newbie though you’ll probably be more prone to some of them. Here’s a list to help you avoid some of them (including our own foul-ups).
- How Much Does It Cost To Start Beekeeping?
(2020)The short answer is +/- $600 to get going. The ultimate cost to start beekeeping depends on a variety of choices you make. Use our calculator to estimate your costs.
- Varroa Mites: A Complete Treatment GuideThe aptly named Varroa destructor mite is virtually unavoidable. Learn how to monitor and manage it to minimize its impact and maintain healthy, surviving colonies.