The Hardest Part of Beekeeping…Made Simple

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3 forms of cotton bee smoker fuel. Click image for an enlarged image.

Ask a dozen beekeepers what the hardest part of beekeeping is and you will get 13 different answers. But at least a third or more of those answers will be related to lighting a smoker and keeping it lit.  Pine needles are the smoker fuel of choice in the southeastern US and they have been my preferred smoker fuel because they are effective, plentiful, and cheap (free). But pine needles are not perfect: Continue reading The Hardest Part of Beekeeping…Made Simple