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Bee Smokers

A bee smoker is a neat little tool and an essential part of every beekeepers toolbox. Below is a picture of the bee smoker that I use.

The smoker calms the bees down and makes them more docile.

It triggers a response in them that there is a fire. But, they don't immediately leave the hive, the start to gorge themselves on honey.

You can use a variety of burnable material in a smoker and dried pine needles works pretty good. But the best thing you can use is pellets designed particulary for smokers.



A bee smoker in operation


A beehive smoker

New Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel w/Heat Shield Beekeeping Equipment from VIVO (BEE-V001)

VIVO New Bee Hive Smoker, made from Stainless Steel with Heat Shield (Protective guard around smoker to prevent burns). Roughly 11" in size, with long nose as pictured or 4" x 7" if not including the nose. Also includes hook on side of heat shield for "mounting", as well as perforated removable fire base plate(to provide air pocket at bottom of smoker to ensure good air flow). The Bee Hive Smoker is easy and safe to use. The smokers helps calm bees with a cool smoke to help prevent stinging as well as to keep from harming your bees.

A beehive smoker

CO-Z Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel with Heat Shield Protection Beekeeping Equipment

Since ancient times, people have known that smoke calms bees. When bees encounter the smoke, they will start sucking up honey in the event that they will have to abandon their hive due to fire. The bee's abdomen will distend from the honey making it less inclined to use its stinger.

A beehive smoker

Bee Smoker - German Design for Beekeeper Heavy Duty Stainless Steel with Oxygenator Fuel Tank Insert (Large)

Our German-Designed Smoker is THE best smoker on the market.


A beekeeping tool set

Blisstime Beekeeping Tool Kit set of 6, Smoker, Bee Brush, and more

  • 1 pc-Bee Hive Frame Grip
  • 1 pc-Synthetic Bee Hive Brush
  • 1 pc- Bee Hive Tools,
  • 1 pc-Mini Beekeeping Entrance Feeder
  • 1 pc-Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel - Small


Smoker Pellets

Mann Lake DwikStart Smoker pellets

KwikStart smoker pellets have got to be seen to be believed. Simply light with a flame, blow it out and watch the smoke roll (if using to start your other smoker fuel, leave the flame going for fast fire starting action). These can be used alone for checking a hive or two, or used as a starter for any other smoker fuel. Takes the work out of starting your smoker. Measures 8-1/2-inch length by 5-1/2-inch width by 2-inch height.


Smoker Fuel

Mann Lake HD552 Wood Pellet Smoker Fuel, 5-Pound

Compressed wood pellets burn clean and are great for keeping your smoker burning longer. They are perfect for short or long trips to the bee yard. Available in 5-pound size. Measures 18-inch length by 10-inch width by 2-inch height



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