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    Default Bee Smoker

    Looking to buy a new bee smoker for around $25 with low shipping prices. Anyone know where to find one for a good deal?

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    Will you do $20 plus shipping? 4x10 stainless with guard
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasBeekeeper View Post
    Will you do $20 plus shipping? 4x10 stainless with guard
    I'm interested so far. How much for shipping to 48430?

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    FWIW - I don't think the smoker is the area you should skimp on. It's your lifeline at times.

    Cheap lumber is fine, discounted bees or queens can come in handy at times, using paint can openers as hive tools works great, but a cheap smoker actually costs you money in the long run.

    Don't set a price limit first. Set a quality standard first, then select for the cheapest smoker in that standard.

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    This is the same smoker from several suppliers. I just get them straight from the manufacturer by the hundreds. new unused, still in original box
    $12 shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialkayme View Post
    FWIW - I don't think the smoker is the area you should skimp on. It's your lifeline at times.

    Cheap lumber is fine, discounted bees or queens can come in handy at times, using paint can openers as hive tools works great, but a cheap smoker actually costs you money in the long run.

    Don't set a price limit first. Set a quality standard first, then select for the cheapest smoker in that standard.
    So, what are things one should look for in a "good smoker"?

    I've been looking at the models with the domed lids and I see they have prices ranging from $15 to $40 but, based on the photos, they all look the same. Is there really a difference? I've got no problem spending the $40, but if the same thing can be had for $15, that seems kind of foolish.

    Thanks!

    Brian

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    Default Re: Bee Smoker

    Glorybee has the best smokers for the cheapest price. Leather billows...not plastic.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: Bee Smoker

    In searching through the archives, I found this thread which has lots of useful info on picking a smoker.

    Brian

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