New Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel w/Heat Shield Beekeeping Equipment from VIVO (BEE-V001)
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- ✓ BEE HIVE SMOKER made of stainless steel produces safe cool smoke to help calm bees and protect from stings during hive maintenance
- ✓ MEASUREMENTS from the bottom to the tip of the nose is 11” with a canister diameter of 4”
- ✓ HEAT SHIELD protective guard the surrounds the smoker to help prevent burns. Smoker is both easy and safe to use
- ✓ MOUNTING HOOK on the side of the heat shield allows you to safely suspend or store your smoker
- ✓ PERFORATED FIRE BASE provides air pockets at the bottom of the smoker to ensure good airflow
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Bee Hive Smoker by VIVO
Keep you and your bees safe with VIVO’s stainless steel beehive smoker (BEE-V001). The solid 11” smoker produces safe cool smoker that calms bees and helps prevent stings while you perform hive maintenance. The holding canister measures 7” tall with a 4” diameter for storing long lasting fuel of your choice.
• Protective heat shield surrounds the smoker to help prevent the user from burns
• Perforated removable fire base provides air pockets at the bottom of the smoker to encourage good airflow and keeps the fire directly off of the bottom.
• Side mounting hook built into the heat shield allows you to safely suspend or store your smoker
• Our smoker is safe and easy to use for beginner and advanced beekeepers!
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Some reviewers said the bottom of the smoker got so hot it could start a grass fire when set down near the hive. To combat this, I studied my new smoker and saw a metal disc with holes in the bottom. This keeps the fire up a little, but not enough. There are three stamped (cut) "legs" in it, almost flat, so I bent those down to give me more like an inch of airspace from the bottom of the can. Works great! The whole thing still gets hot, but not enough to start fires, I hope. I put a brick near the hive to give me a safe place to park it while I do other things.
It's the bees-knees -- Recommended!
I spent a little extra and got the Mann Lake. The difference is comparable to scrapping your Kia and buying a Mercedes.
Don't waste your money on this. Buy quality and save $$$ over the years. My mentor has been using the same Mann Lake for 5 years. This one lasted me less than 8 inspections on 2 hives.
I was looking for a smoker because we have a bee problem in our roof and I'd read that if you smoke them over time, it'll trigger a natural reaction for them to eat up their store of honey in preparation for flight (smoke = possibility of fire in nature) and file out. Not wanting to kill the bees we tried to smoke them out. I bought some smoker chips before switching to pine needles that were in my backyard. The smoker was easy to setup and the hook was really handy. The tin gets discoloured immediately from first use, but I imagine it'll happen to all smokers. Based on how thin the metal felt, I was worried that the flame would burn through the metal, but this smoker lasted being nearly continuously lit for 5 straight daylight days now and it's staying together fine with no signs of the metal being burned through (smoker was refilled about every 20 mins.) Be careful when using this smoker because it gets VERY hot. Even with padded bee gloves on it was sometimes too hot to touch. I ended up switching to oven mitts. The other thing to keep in mind is that flames can shoot out of the bottom port.
While I was unfortunately unable to persuade the bees to bail, the part about a lot of smoke getting them to eat up their stores was true. When we finally opened up the roof after smoking the bees for 4 days the combs were very clean and didn't appear to have any honey in them. But the bees were still around in copious quantities. Overall, for my purposes this smoker was perfect and at a great price point, but if I were to keep a smoker for long term use (for example if I was a bee keeper) I'd probably opt to pay a little more to get a sturdier feeling smoker with thicker feeling metal.
I'm gonna chalk this up to quality control issues because the two boxes (a box inside a box) this item came in showed no signs of damage. The item itself was a mess- taking several minutes of bending wires to regain their shape including the piece of metal that attaches to the bellows. The price on this sure beat the price at the local farm and fleet but the the quality of that unit is better. The unit holds the fire well and once properly done gives great smoke.
I'm giving it 3 stars simply because there was no reason I should have to bend a bunch of the wires and bellows attachment site back into shape on a new unit. I needed the unit for a hive inspection otherwise would of tried to return the unit.
Update- Now that I used this unit several times and had the opportunity to work in the same yard as several professional and some advanced hobbyist I have to say. Save your pennies up and buy a quality unit that will last for the rest of the time in this hobby. I would rather not plug other companies but build quality was superior to a few of us that had much cheaper units. In no way am I saying this is a bad unit- It produces good smoke and should last me (currently one hive but will be expanding this coming spring) years to come.