Light a Smoker

Smoking a beehive allows a beekeeper to work in the hive in relative peace. That’s the reason for the smoke. Honey bees communicate by releasing pheromones which are chemical substances that have a distinct odor. The smoke covers up the odor and the bees cannot communicate. When you light the smoker you want to have fuel in it that will produce smoke, not something that just catches on fire and burns up quickly. You will want the smoke to be cool and not hot when you smoke the bees.

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