As a beekeeper, do you ever get annoyed when your smoker goes out? It always seems to happen when you need it most. I have made a video on how to keep your smoker going and this video will give you some great advice on how to keep your smoker going.
As background:- by smoker I mean a beekeeping smoker, (sometimes called a bee smoker) which is used to control honey bees when inspecting a hive. Many beekeepers experience problems with their smokers going out, and for a beekeeper, keeping their smoker going during a hive inspection is really important. I describe the principles behind making smoke, my choice of smoker fuel, I show how I modified my smoker to improve its performance, how I light a smoker and talk about keeping the smoker’s air ways clear.