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Offline BoxerDad

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Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:40:39 PM »
New to beekeeping and I'm looking for a new  or used complete smoker.

I'm located in NY on Long Island. Also interested in any other new or used beekeeping equipment from people getting out of the hobby :)
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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 11:58:47 PM »
check your local club, im sure someone has a piece they can give ya, some use HBH in a spray bottle
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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 08:54:15 AM »
I love it, Shane. If you don't use smoke, it is definitely a "pray" bottle. You pray each time that this won't be the one that attacks by the hundreds. It's not a case of "If they will", but rather "when they will".
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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 12:14:52 PM »
theres a guy in our club that as been doing it for years.  ive done it on 3 inspections with no issues.  it also works with combining instead newspaper. you know how it goes 10 different beeks and 20 different answers.  did that happen to you iddee?  I cant believe i missed that typo,  im a one handed typer most of the time lol
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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 02:35:53 PM »
Every beek has their own way. I work my bees in street clothes or less. I use smoke.

If he has used only spray for years, my guess would be that he wears full suit, hood, gloves and boots.

I've seen too many times there was a cloud of bees instantly attacking when the lid is first cracked. No time for spray.
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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 02:39:39 PM »
I’ve experimented with the spray bottle a little, and it worked fine on small colonies, however I agree with iddee if you don’t use smoke you will pay dearly someday.  I would never go into a large booming colony without smoke.  Even with smoke, booming late summer colonies often come after me!  Get yourself a smoker!

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Re: Wanted : New or Used Smoker
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 06:11:03 PM »
Smoke if your friend and if you ask around, there are always some well used smokers out there, even if they need a little duct tape on the bellows.  Anything to make a little smoke. 

 

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