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Iron fist or velvet glove?

By | July 14, 2012

There’s some obvious benefits to wearing a face covering veil when bee keeping. I’d like to quickly go over why beekeepers wear their unusual garb, its probably not why you think. If bees feel threatened immediately around their hive, they might try to sting around the face and neck, for full impact they will go […]

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Bee tight

By | June 5, 2012

It seems an opportune moment to talk about the “bee tight” concept after my recent sting. Most people are familiar with objects being “air tight” or “water tight”, to prevent air or water leaking, either in or out. Bee keepers talk about being “bee tight”. Before opening the hive, you light your smoker, and put […]

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