Calming Our Girls
One of the most important tools of the trade for Romo, Jenko & Junior when they have Bee Keeping duties is our trusty smoker! When the hives are interrupted, as careful and cautious as we are not to harm the Bees, there is always collateral damage. The Guard Bees and the Bees that are injured, release alarm pheromones which alert the rest of the Hive. This is about the time that Jenko & Junior go running for the hills as the girls get nasty and turn into Kamikaze pilots. What the smoke does is create an opportunity for Romo to open the beehive and work while the colony's defensive response is interrupted, keeping his Epipen close by.