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  1. Photo/Video Gallery
    Lighting a smoker should be fun! Here Laurel and I test out 3 different fuels in 3 different Dadant smokers and explain how we keep our smokers going literally ALL day. https://youtu.be/V5l1pwqJf54
  2. Beekeeping 101
    One of the most frustrating parts of being new to this has been keeping my smoker lit. Honestly I thought it was me not taking the proper time to pack it right. And then my new smoker from Dadant arrived. I only have 5 hives but one is more aggressive than the others so smoke delivered at...
  3. Wanting to Buy
    Suits, hives, tops, bottoms, smokers, pretty much any and all of it. I'm a new bee keeper and can't afford new prices. Located in Athens GA. Will travel a little ways​ for the right deal. Call or text me at 706-614-9742 ,
  4. Where To Buy . . .
    Heya Beeks! I'm wondering what companies are the best for competitive prices, free shipping, speedy delivery when it comes to beekeeping tools.. I'm sure this is a redundant question, but suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! -BK
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi All, I'm a bit of a new-bee when it comes to European Bees (Second year with 3xItalian hives) but I just wanted to share a nifty little trick I figured out for making smoker fuel cheap & naturally using Paper Bark (it's an Australian tree). First post/thread so here goes; 1. Collect the...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, all- I have a smoker that I bought 15 years ago when I was going to teach the kids (and myself) about bees. Unfortunately, after setting up our hive we left for a two week vacation and the bees left on a permanent vacation while we were gone. So....I've had this smoker floating around...
  7. Bee Forum
    I live in the mountains of Colorado and am new to beekeeping. I live in a high fire danger area where dropping a smoker could have some serious consequences. So far I have been able to get by without using a smoker while inspecting my hives but I know that will probably not be the case later...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hi guys, Some of you may remember me quizzing you about how you kept your bee smokers? Well here is the result of months of hard work and lots of input from people like yourselves. http://leegrievedesign.com/smoka/ I understand you lot will be my toughest critics, but as long as its...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I just started a TBH 3days ago. I made a couple mistakes...forgot to remove the cap from queen cage for 2 days, and then when i fixed that problem i let a comb fall off. This was at noon. The bees got pretty testy when i uncapped the queen, but that is mostly because i spent a while trying...
  10. Bee Forum
    Could some people help me out with either some answers? or even better, some pictures? I'm redesigning the bee smoker for my University grad project and wanted to know, where do people keep their bee smokers when not in use? Or when transporting them to and between sites? I've got my own way...
  11. Welcome Forum
    Hi guys/girls My names Lee and Im approaching the end of my first year of beekeeping out on the outskirts of Sheffield in the UK. Been a tough year with the weather and weak colony I bought second hand but things are on the up! Im also a design student, concentrating on the redesign of some of...
  12. Equipment/Hardware
    During the holidays last year, I picked up one of those large gift tins of popcorn. After emptying it I found my smoker fit just inside and I could seal the lid back on. I painted the outside of the tin so it didnt look like Christmas. I use a cork to plug the smoke outlet on the smoker then...
  13. Equipment/Hardware
    Here is the design and instructions of this smoker: http://learningbeekeeping.com/beekeeping-articles/bee-smoker-design-for-third-world-beekeeping/ Peace Corps volunteers and NGOs that do beekeeping should find it useful. Assembled from scrap, with no power tools. Only a hammer, nail, machete...
  14. Bee Forum
    Bees have a natural defensive reaction when detecting carbon dioxide, in which they exit the hive and ready themselves for a defensive attack. Carbon dioxide would signify an intruding animal (and its breath). So, why do they react the exact opposite way when they sense smoke? They retreat into...
  15. Equipment/Hardware
    Hey there- I've always found Bee Source to be a great place to find out about equipment, and having just gone and spent a ridiculously large amount of money on the Bee-Z-Smoker, I thought I'd return the favor and post about it, since it doesn't look like anyone's posted anything about it for a...
  16. Equipment/Hardware
    I am looking into purchasing a Bee-Z-Smoker and was wondering if there was anyone out there who has one of these and could share their experience. Thanks...
  17. Bee Forum
    OK- Here is a question, plain and simple... Do you think that a slightly modified patio lantern would work as a bee smoker? You know... the decorative kind that is filled with oil, makes a bunch of smoke and supposedly repels mosquitos.
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