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    Beekeeping,  Beekeeping Supplies

    How to Use a Bee Smoker

    One of the first things a new beekeeper will learn is how to use a bee smoker. A bee smoker is essential in allowing the beekeeper to do hive inspections without getting stung. What is a Bee Smoker? A bee smoker is a device beekeepers use that puffs smoke into a beehive. It is constructed as a stainless steel cylinder, called a fire chamber, with a lid and nozzle on top.  A bellows is attached to the back of the cylinder that forces air through it. Bee smokers usually have metal cage built around them so the beekeeper can hold the smoker without burning their hands.  There are different kinds…

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    Beekeeping Supplies,  Getting Started

    Beginning Beekeeping Supplies – What You Need To Get Started

    You’ve done your research on bees, got your hive picked out, and found the perfect spot for it.  Now what? Other than a hive and bees, there are a few beginning beekeeping supplies that are necessary for beekeepers.  If you bought a complete beehive starter kit you may already have all or most of these items. If not, don’t worry. They are all easily found online.   The beginning beekeeping supplies you will need are: a hive, bee suit, veil, bee gloves, bee smoker, hive tool, uncapping tool, and a brush. Beekeeping is such a rewarding hobby, for both humans and bees.  Humans need bees, as they are responsible for pollinating…