I went to pick up a fairly large swarm. My granddaughter came along and helped carry some of the stuff. She is 10 and has never done anything bee related. She helped start the smoker, she carried it and the sugar water to near where the bees were while I carried the box. She got up close to them without a suit on just because she wanted to see. She stood nearby while I shook the bees into the box. She was a great help!