Learning about Beekeeping

a cork for my smoke hole


smoker with grass

Here’s what my smoker looks like when I’m done with it.

I’m not too interested in being smoked out of my vehicle on the ride home, so I stop up the hole with some of the long grass in the field around the beehives. Today I went to take off a super full of honey, and then went to drop off the bee escape (see previous post) that Ken let me borrow. I’m sure he’ll be needing it soon, as he has about 21 hives and counting. (Don’t tell his wife.) Anyway, I guess most people use corks to plug up their smokers when they’re done. Makes sense – sounds efficient and quick. I kinda like this method, though – it’s pretty. In a grassy sort of way.