Re: Bee smoker modifications???
As someone who yesterday worked, w/ 4 other beekeepers, 192 hives, having something like a smoker hanging off of my belt or pocket seems to me to be something I would not want to do. It would be flopping around, from side to side, I imagine.
We all smoked hives and set the smoker down somewhere w/in reach, removed the cover and the empty supers, smoked some more and moved on to the next hive. stripping off emptys until the yd was stripped down to the honey and then, using fume board, removing the boxes of honey. All the time smoking, setting it down and smoking some more. Every now and then hanging the smoker on an open hive by the hook on the front of the smoker.
But, apparently it works well for your inspector. So, maybe under some cercumstances it might fit.
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