Story: Beekeeping

Smoking the hive (2nd of 2)

Smoking the hive

The lid, or upper box, of a Langstroth beehive has been removed, showing the vertical trays of wax comb where honey is deposited. The beekeeper is puffing smoke into the hive to calm the bees so he can remove the trays for inspection or extraction of honey.

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Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Managing the beehive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15749/smoking-the-hive (accessed 9 July 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008