[Homeroast] Part of the Home Roaster Club

Steve Sakoman sakoman at gmail.com
Sat May 15 12:51:54 CDT 2010


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Jim Couch <ravskau at gmail.com> wrote:
> Betcha they hardly ever land on a Hottop and those that never take off. Or,
> Hottops don't get as hot as I have been led to believe

No they never land :-)

They just buzz around a couple of feet above the roaster.  It is quite
clear they are interested in the smell.

Not at all the reaction they give to smoke when I work the hives.  But
I must say that I too prefer the smell of coffee smoke to regular
smoke!

Steve


> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Steve Sakoman <sakoman at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM,  <raymanowen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > "...attract a swarm of bees to me while roasting outside."
>> >
>> > I understand that beekeepers send the hive bees Away by waving a smoke
>> bomb-
>> > kind of like the Pope with a censer- when they want to work the hive/
>> > extract honeycomb. Maybe you attract discriminating bees. What a concept!
>>
>> As a beekeeper and home coffee roaster I can confirm that honey bees
>> are drawn to the smell of roasting coffee.
>>
>> I roast outdoors and invariably notice several of the girls buzzing
>> around the Hottop.
>>
>> Steve
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