Understanding normal bee behaviors is essential to identifying unusual behavior and correcting any problems.
Using a smoker can help calm bees for routine hive maintenance procedures. If your bees seem more agitated than usual, there may be a problem that needs to be investigated.
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The key to successful beekeeping is being equipped with the knowledge to recognize the signs of trouble. Whether you’re a newcomer or an old hand, “The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver,” by James E. Tew, provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud — or better yet, to avoid them in the first place.