Principals of Beekeeping : How to smoke bees


Run your own bee hive; smoking bees is an important part of the beekeeping process. Learn how to smoke bees from a professional beekeeper in this free beekeeping tutorial video. Expert: Jorge Gomez Bio: Jorge Gomez has been a professional beekeeper for over 15 years. He currently cares for many bee hives in the Austin area.

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  1. sweetbutspicey1111
    5:34 pm on January 16th, 2010

    good intorductory info, especially not standing in front of the hive.

  2. cogidubnus1953
    5:44 pm on January 16th, 2010

    I was a beekeeper for many years and always used torn-up corrugated cardboard in the smoker…worked a dream…

    Using smoke is something of an art form – knowing how much (little) to use and just when to stop is the trick.

  3. Ufofound
    6:02 pm on January 16th, 2010

    Thanks, But I always smoke weed first, then open hive. That works best for me.

  4. danboone143
    6:49 pm on January 16th, 2010

    Also wear light colored clothing, do not wear dark stuff or fur, suede etc… Don’t use chemicals such as gas to start your smoker, it irritates them; use burlap, wood shavings or pine needles.

  5. ChezRay58
    7:16 pm on January 16th, 2010

    I get it – funny
    but I found this site very useful
    I’m just starting out – it made sense to me

  6. lizard465
    7:31 pm on January 16th, 2010

    haha on the lips lol thay wont to kiss you

  7. tomcatyyz
    7:40 pm on January 16th, 2010

    It’s extremely hard to smoke bees……I could never keep them lit, for one, and secondly…….I always get stung on the lips!!

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