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bee smoker

SMOKER

American style smoker Content Heigth :19cm Content Diameter: 10.4cm Packing: carton Package: 10 pieces/carton

The bee smoker is for clam down and driving the bees. It is composed of smoker box and net box. Put the paper, grass or cotton inside then light it, push the smoker box to blow the strong smoker.

 

Beekeeping Bee Smoker

Big Smoker Content Heigth :23cm Content Diameter: 10.4cm Packing: carton Package: 10 pieces/carton

This standard grade smoker is great for hobby level beekeeping.  It will give you good service, and its size is fine for moderately sized apiaries.  We use a number of different manufcturers for this grade product.  The actual model you receive may look slightly different from this picture, but it will have approximately the same dimensions and performance.

This smoker is ideal for the beekeeper who spends many hours with their bees. The stainless steel chamber is 4? in diameter and the full length (with dome) is 11?. As with our smaller sideliner smoker, wire cage prevents contact with hot chamber, oxygenator can be removed and there is a hook for storage or hanging on hive.

US style bee smoker

Standard Stainless Steel Bee Smoker

With a higher capacity than the standard 4x7" smoker, this smoker will give you a longer burn time for larger apiaries but at a lower price than the top quality models. 

Calm your bees with this smoker.  It is made of stainless steel and comes with a shield so you don’t have to burn your hand when you pick it up.  Premium version features high quality metal, leather and craftsmanship.

American style bee smoker

Smoker guarder for USA Stainless steel size: 4"x 7"

Stainless steel smoker with shield, rounded top and removable inner can. 

Other size can be customer made according to requirements.

To produce large quantities of cool thick smoke, coals must be above the grate and unburned materials must be above the coals. Suitable smoker fuels include burlap, corn cobs, wood shavings, pine needles, cardboard, punk wood, bark, sumac bobs, cotton rags, dry leaves, and bailer twine. An alternative liquid smoke is available that you mix with water and spray onto the bees with a mister-type applicator—under ideal conditions and when robbing is not likely, misting with sugar syrup works as well as smoke.

glavanized bee smoker

Smoker by galvanization

A bee smoker and hive tool are essential for working bees. The smoker consists of a metal fire pot and grate with bellows attached. The size of the smoker is a matter of individual preference. The 4 x 7 inch size is probably the most widely used. Plan to purchase/use a smoker with a heat shield around the firebox to avoid burning clothing or yourself if you intend to support the smoker between your legs as you work a colony. Some beekeepers like the model with a hook to hang the smoker over the open hive body as they inspect it, thus keeping the smoker handy at all times.

 

beehive uncapping knife

J hook Style Hive Tool

10 inch Painted Hive Tool. The hive tool is made of high quality spring steel to give a lifetime of use. It has one tapered flat end for prying and removing frames, and one curved end for scraping.

This is the original high quality hook and fulcrum style hive tool.  High quality, tempered steel, rust proof chrome. Once you have used this type of hive tool, it is hard to go back to the conventional type.  Its key feature is the way it allows you to remove frames from the hive. The rectangular edge behind the hook provides a great fulcrum point for levering frames out of the hive. The premium hive tool has a high tensile steel with a slightly narrower blade. 

uncapping tool

hive tool with hook, galvanized

Specical Tools for beekeeping, multi function. One side is uncapping knife and the other side is hook type. Can bee used as knife, pry nails and hook. Fox example to open the beehive and remove the impurities.

The Frame Lifter Hive Tool is of superior design. It has 2 cutting edges on the end of the tool, both of which are beveled. This type of edge scrapes up wax and propolis much easier. The curved end lifts frames out by wedging out the top bars. This hive tool is approximately 10" long.

standard hive tool

Standard Hive tool

Stainless steel beehive uncapping tools. One side is straight and the other side is bending one.

Standard hive tool, made of high tensile steel, allowing a thin blade edge. 

hive tool

Hive tool

Stainless steel beehive uncapping tools. One side is straight and the other side is bending one.

This 10" Hive tool is the perfect all around beekeeping tool. The turned down head gives you an excellent scraping edge complete with a handy nail-pulling slot. The wide flat blade slides easily between those supers and will pry them apart with no problem.

beehive frame Grip

Frame Grip

Frame Grip grips top bar of frame for loosening and removing frames from supers. Perfect for loosening those hard to get frames that the bees have glued in there. Spring allows one hand operation

Traditional beekeepers has to lift the beehive frame with two hands, but with this tool beekeepers can lift the beehive frame in one hand easily. This Beehive Frame Grip is the most common tools and connvient for the transportation of beehive frame.

This frame grip will make pulling frames an easier task.  It has a nice bite on the tip, which allows it to get a good grip on the frame, not like the grips that rely on a flat surface to hold the frame. 

beehive uncapping fork

Capping Scrather -- Uncapping fork straight 

Cappings Scratcher, the only "uncapping tool" used by many hobby beekeepers. An excellent hand tool for opening the cells to let the honey out. 20 sharp needles molded into high strength plastic. A must in every honeyhouse.The beehive uncapping fork is plastic holder and stainless steel needle. Needle can be bending or straight. Which is used for uncapping the beehives.

This capping scratcher is excellent  for uncapping a small number of frames, or for uncapping the uneven parts of the comb that are missed by the uncapping knife.

Z shape honey knife

honey knife made by stainless steel bend side

Stainless steel cold uncapping knife with comfortable plastic handle. 

honey knife made by stainless steel straight side

High quality stainless steel uncapping knife. Serrated for good sawing actions. A fine knife for a small honey producer. Let sit in hot water for easier uncapping; most folks use two so they can rotate--one in the water pan while the other is in use.

Smaller than the average uncapping knife, the blade measures 8" long, works best for shallow or medium frames.  

electrical honey knife

Electrical Uncapping Knife

This electric uncapping knife heats up quickly and provides a stable temperature. Made by the premier hot knife manufacturer. Tempered steel cutting edge.  Good knife for the medium size honey producer.

 

Uncapping Roller

The roller is used to break up the wax cover over a full frame of honey, thus enabling the honey to be removed using an extractor. Easy to use and clean, the roller is rolled over the surface breaking up the wax making the honey free to be extracted.

Beehive frame wire embedder

wire embedder(with copper wheel)

 Wiring foundation will be an easier task with this great tool.  It has a comfortable handle and there is a groove between the wheels.  

beehive wire embedder

Embedder( with metal wheel)

Uses hand pressure to fasten wire in any foundation needing horizontal wires for added support. Roll the wide-tooth spur points along each wire. May be used warm (preferable) or cold. Many beekeepers purchase two deep one heating while the other is in use.

beekeeping bee brush

Bee brush

Bee Brush: long, soft, flexible yellow bristles are gentle enough for brushing bees off queen cells yet firm enough to remove bees from frames, supers, or clothes. Will not crush or injure bees. A sturdy all purpose wood handle brush. Can be washed.

This bee brush is a great inexpensive tool for gently moving the bees aside as you work the hive.  

bee brush

Bee brush

Main function of the bee brush is to clean the bees on the beeswax, beehive and queen frame. It is wood handle and hrose hairs. Two lows of brus hair.

 

Royal jelly cup, plastic, white

beekeeping wood queen cage

Queen Cage

A versatile modular king cage, to solve the current prisoners king and queen bees overwinter storage of high mortality problems, but also to solve the current production of royal jelly worms without artificial shift and production of male pupae important technical problems. Its main feature the use of bamboo cage and baffle separators and also installed in the tunnel bore tunnel hole baffle cage cage partition, according to the need to install and remove the cage in the middle of the tunnel baffle bamboo cage or cage compartment board, composed of dozens of multifunctional king cage. Is currently in beekeeping, bees Seasons scientific management, storage and use of the queen, the king imprisoned the ideal tool for wintering.

Eyelets

Copper Eyelets for wiring wax foundation onto frames. 

plastic queen catch clip

Queen Catch Clip

Make sure the queen is safe from harm while you manipulate the hive. Gently catch and hold her until you have finished.  The slats in the holder allow worker bees access to the queen, but like with a queen excluder, do not allow the queen passage.

8 way bee escape

8 Way Bee Escape

This bee escape can be used by attaching to an inner cover or a plywood board with a hole in the center.  Bees will travel from the honey super down through the hole in inner cover and will have to exit through one of the 8 openings into the brood chamber.  

This Bee Escape board is an excellent way to clear our the honey super before the harvest.  Place the board (with round yellow escape facing down) between the brood chamber and honey super.  Allow up to 24 hours for bees to clear out and then remove honey super. 

bee hive frame holder

Bee Hive Frame Holder

Our Hive Frame Holder slips over the side of the box you are inspecting and holds ONE frame. You place the ears of the first frame you inspect in the holder. The bees stay safe and the frame clean. Eliminates bending over to get fames off the ground. You need this unless you have 3 hands. Made of stainless steel, it comes with a lifetime warranty. If you know how to inspect a hive, you know why a ONE frame holder is all you need! The gap created by the removed frame leaves plenty of space to work, and each additional frame inspected is then slid over one place. When you are finished inspecting all the frames, you slide them all back to their original location and replace the frame in the holder back into its old spot!

beekeeping wire crimper

Wire Crimper

Copper Eyelets for wiring wax foundation onto frames. 

Use this handy wire crimper to crimp and tighten your bee wire before embedding it into the wax. This will ensure your foundation is well supported.

plastic queen clip

Plastic Queen Clip

Copper Eyelets for wiring wax foundation onto frames. 

 

 

Smoker – A bee smoker and hive tool are essential for working bees. The smoker consists of a metal fire pot and grate with bellows attached. The size of the smoker is a matter of individual preference. The 4 x 7 inch size is probably the most widely used. Plan to purchase/use a smoker with a heat shield around the firebox to avoid burning clothing or yourself if you intend to support the smoker between your legs as you work a colony. Some beekeepers like the model with a hook to hang the smoker over the open hive body as they inspect it, thus keeping the smoker handy at all times.

To produce large quantities of cool thick smoke, coals must be above the grate and unburned materials must be above the coals. Suitable smoker fuels include burlap, corn cobs, wood shavings, pine needles, cardboard, punk wood, bark, sumac bobs, cotton rags, dry leaves, and bailer twine. An alternative liquid smoke is available that you mix with water and spray onto the bees with a mister-type applicator—under ideal conditions and when robbing is not likely, misting with sugar syrup works as well as smoke.

Hive tool – The hive tool is a metal bar essential for prying apart frames in a brood chamber or honey super, separating hive bodies, and scraping away wax and propolis (Figure 11). Holsters to hold hive tools are available, but many beekeepers prefer to hold the hive tool in the palm of their hand to keep it accessible and to keep their fingers free for lifting boxes and frames. The hive tool should be cleaned from time to time to remove propolis, wax, and honey. This may be done simply by stabbing the tool into the ground or by burning it in a hot fire pot of a smoker. Both cleaning methods help prevent the spread of bee diseases. A screwdriver or a putty knife are poor substitutes for a sturdy hive tool and may cause frame/hive body damage.

Protective clothing – You should wear a bee veil at all times to protect your face and neck from stings. Three basic types of veils are available: those that are open at the top to fit over a hat, completely hatless veils, and veils that form part of a bee suit. A wire or fabric veil that stands out away from the face worn over a wide-brim, lightweight hat that fits securely offers the best protection. Veils without hats, although lightweight and fold easily for transport, do not always fit as securely on the head as they should. The elastic band that fits around your head often works upward, allowing the veil to fall against your face and scalp as you bend over to work with bees.

A wide variety of coveralls (bee suit) is available to beekeepers in a wide price range. The most expensive bee suits are not always the best or easiest to use. Coveralls are useful to avoid getting propolis on your clothing and greatly reduce stings if maintained properly and laundered regularly. Coveralls or shirtveils (long-sleeved shirts) made especially for beekeepers with attached, removal veils are popular.

White or tan clothing is most suitable when working bees. Other colors are acceptable, but bees react unfavorably to dark colors, fuzzy materials, and clothing made from animal fiber. Windbreakers and coveralls made from ripstop nylon fabric are excellent for working bees, although they may be too hot to use in the summer.

Beginners who fear being stung should wear canvas or leather gloves. Many experienced beekeepers find gloves cumbersome and decide to risk a few stings for the sake of easier handling. Form-fitting gloves (such as those suitable for lab work or household chores) reduce stings and sticky fingers from honey and propolis. Ankles with dark socks and open wrists are areas vulnerable to stings. Angry bees often attack ankles first because they are at the level of the hive entrance. You should secure your pant legs with string or rubber bands or tuck them inside your shoes or socks. Tie open shirtsleeves with Velcro, rubber bands, or wristlets to reduce stings to these sensitive areas.

You should avoid using after-shave lotions, perfumes, and colognes when working with bees because such odors may attract curious bees. Regularly launder clothing and gloves used in inspection to eliminate sting/hive odors that might attract/irritate bees.

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