Why do Bee Keepers use smokers

Categories: Bee Keeping
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Beekeepers use smoke to keep bees calm during hive inspections. When bees sense danger, they release an alarm pheromone called isopentyl acetate from a gland near their stingers. This chemical wafts through the air and alerts other bees to be ready to attack

What Will You Learn?

  • Using a bee smoker
  • Lighting a bee smoker
  • Managing bee with a smoker
  • Extinguishing the smoker
  • Cleaning the smoker and hive tool

Course Content

Why do Bee Keepers use smokers

  • Why do Bee Keepers use smokers
  • Using a Bee Smoker
  • Manage the bees
  • Cleanings Up

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