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Offline Grandma_DOG

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Bee Smoker for third world countries
« on: November 21, 2012, 02:36:37 AM »
Here is the design and instructions of this smoker:   http://learningbeekeeping.com/beekeeping-articles/bee-smoker-design-for-third-world-beekeeping/

Peace Corps volunteers and NGOs that do beekeeping should find it useful. Assembled from scrap, with no power tools. Only a hammer, nail, machete and maybe pliers.

After much trial and error, over the last year, I've come forth with a simplistic bee smoker design for use in third world areas. This began as a project with Paul Jackson when I interviewed him to make a documentary about his bee smoker collection . Drawing upon my experience in East Africa in the Wagogo tribal areas of Tanzania, I think all the materials needed could be found in most villages in the bush.

I'm calling it the 'Jackson-Taylor 3 can smoker'.

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Re: Bee Smoker for third world countries
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 04:40:18 AM »
Here is the design and instructions of this smoker:   http://learningbeekeeping.com/beekeeping-articles/bee-smoker-design-for-third-world-beekeeping/

Peace Corps volunteers and NGOs that do beekeeping should find it useful. Assembled from scrap, with no power tools. Only a hammer, nail, machete and maybe pliers.

After much trial and error, over the last year, I've come forth with a simplistic bee smoker design for use in third world areas. This began as a project with Paul Jackson when I interviewed him to make a documentary about his bee smoker collection . Drawing upon my experience in East Africa in the Wagogo tribal areas of Tanzania, I think all the materials needed could be found in most villages in the bush.

I'm calling it the 'Jackson-Taylor 3 can smoker'.



  :roll: NGOs that do beekeeping  :?



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« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 08:20:12 AM by Jim 134 »
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Re: Bee Smoker for third world countries
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 01:47:19 PM »
No, Jim, I'm not a PCV.  I did do many, many science expeditions to third world countries last decade. 

As for NGOs (Non Government Organizations)  that do beekeeping, I was thinking FARM Africa, Bees for Development, Bees Abroad, etc.
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Re: Bee Smoker for third world countries
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 03:45:35 PM »
Heifer International offers a powerful global education experience at its Learning Center at Overlook Farm, located in Rutland, MA (62 miles West of Boston) or about 20 miles from my house

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« Last Edit: November 22, 2012, 04:08:31 PM by Jim 134 »
"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
        Chinese Proverb

"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/