Using a bee smoker can help calm honey bees and keep beekeepers safer during the honey-collection process. Mann Lake offers a range of bee smokers, the required fuels, and other accessories that make using a smoker easier.
What Are Bee Smokers?
A bee smoker is a portable vessel with an angled, funnel-shaped top that holds wood or other dried materials, such as burlap, that produces smoke. It cages the burning material, and the smoke is emitted through the funnel. The beekeeper directs smoke into the bee box.
What Does Smoke Do to Bees?
Bees like calm and quiet. Harvesting honey agitates the bees, so beekeepers suffer from stings. Hot smoke helps calm bees by masking the smell of pheromones. This allows the beekeeper to safely harvest honey. A bellows is used to safely waft the smoke over a larger area or more than one hive.
Getting the Most Out of Your Bee Smoker
A bee smoker with a bellows attached is the easiest to operate since the keeper only needs to hold one device. Our beekeeping smokers collection features various types, such as pro-bellow smokers, wood bellow smokers, dome-top smokers, and more. We also sell bee smokers without bellows and standalone bellows, wood pellet smoker fuel, replacement wood bellows, Kwikstart pellets, and many other options to make the process simple.
For more information about our smokers and accessories, call us at 1 (800) 880-7694. Shop at Mann Lake Bee & Ag Supply and enjoy free shipping for most orders above $150!