A smoker for bees is part of the basic equipment of every beekeeper. The smoke it creates is a fire warning for the bees and triggers an ancient reflex: The insects withdraw into the combs and consume as much honey as possible to prepare for an escape from the hive and the search for a new home. As there is no fire, the bees relax on a full stomach and wait and see. The beekeeper can take advantage of this relaxed state to perform tasks or to inspect the beehive. The bee smoker from Wiesenfield performs this simple task safely and reliably.
How to use the honey bee smoker
The bee hive smoker consists of a combination of high-quality stainless steel and a bellows made of cowhide, making it robust and long-lasting. The heat shield also makes it extremely safe to use and suitable for beginners or hobby beekeepers. The hive smoker also has a practical hook for easy storage and to avoid burning surfaces.
The bee smoker can be used with pine cones, wood bark or chips, with herbs or with prefabricated pellets. The only thing that is important for the selection is that the material is not harmful to health and smokes reliably. The beekeeper can either circle the hive with the smoker or use the wind to carry the smoke into the hive. The bee smoker should be evenly supplied with oxygen via the bellows without producing too much smoke, as this can have the opposite effect of making the bees restless. Wait 5 to 10 minutes until the smoke takes effect and work can begin.
Stainless steel / leather / plywood
20 x 12 x 28 cm
Shipping dimensions (LxWxH)
20 x 13 x 29 cm
Bee smoker WIBS-001
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What materials can I use to create smoke with the bee smoker?
There are a variety of suitable materials which can be used in combination with one another. The only thing that is important for the selection is that the material is not harmful to health and smokes reliably. Examples of suitable materials include pine cones, wood bark or chips, and dried herbs such as savoury, basil, marjoram, thyme, oregano, sage or melissa. Dried blossoms from roses, geraniums, lavender, chamomile or cloves are also excellent. Those who do not want to take the trouble to make their own smoking material can find so-called beekeeper or bee tobacco in specialist shops.