Saturday, July 18, 2009

How to Light a Bee Smoker

Sean Arenas, my friend who shoots all these great videos for me, was fascinated by how simple in design the smoker was. I guess in this hi-tech world a tool that hasn't changed fundamentally in hundreds of years is kind of a curiousity.

Anyway, he had questions about the fuel I use, how I light it, and so on, so while I was answering him, we went ahead and shot it. Here's how you light a honeybee smoker:

BY THE WAY... I mention in the video that smoking the bees "calms them down." That's not actually what I meant. They're so busy filling their honey stomachs that they don't have the inclination to defend their hive. Most of the time, anyway...

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