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Honey Bee Smoker in Uganda, Africa

Honey Bee Smoker in Uganda, Africa

Bee Smokers

The body consists of a galvanized metallic sheet of gauge 28 canon and pumping bellow.
The canon has a chamber with 2 holes- one for incoming air and the other one to let out smoke.
Inside the chamber is placed a sieve to protect the inlet from being blocked with ash.
The pumping bellow consists of 2 pieces of wood of size 12 cm X 20 cm, returnable spring, leather or canvas material.

Recommended materials for bee smoking in Uganda

(1)Semi dry grass
(2)Wood shaving
(3)Coffee husks
(4)Maize comb
(5)Bean husks
(6)Millet husks
(7)Dry cactus
(8)Dry pawpaw stem Etc.

Recommended procedures in lighting a bee smoker in Uganda

Put glowing charcoal on the sieve in the canon chamber, followed by any of the smoking materials
mentioned above, filling the chamber 3 quarter way.
Before closing the smoker fill the canopy i.e. the last quarter with fresh green grass or leaves.
Gently, start pumping the bellow and smoking

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