Building Beehives For Dummies
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To open your beehive you need just two items, a smoker and a hive tool. This video demonstrates how to use your smoker effectively and how to properly open the hive to cause as little disturbance as possible. Remember to move slowly as you remove the cover and set the feeder aside and to remove frames one at a time to inspect your bees.

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Howland Blackiston has been keeping bees for almost 40 years. He has appeared as an expert on CNBC, CNN, NPR, The Discovery Channel, Sirius Satellite Radio, and other broadcast outlets, and has written numerous articles on beekeeping. Howland has been a keynote speaker at conferences in more than 40 countries.

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