Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to smoke the hive?
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Although you should not need to smoke the hive when you harvest from your Flow Frames, we do recommend that you use a smoker whilst undertaking beekeeping activities, such as routine inspections of the brood nest.
Smoking the hive masks the alarm pheromone and helps to keep your colony calm.
You can learn more about handling your smoker safely by reading this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet.