Bee smoker

Beekeepers use a bee smoker to produce cool smoke and blow it into the hive. The stressed bees begin eating honey, giving the beekeeper time to work on the hive. Some believe the smoke causes bees to gorge on honey in case they have to abandon the hive to escape a fire. Experienced beekeepers only use a bee smoker on rare occasions. By moving calmly and deliberately around the hive, they greatly reduce the chances of being stung. This instrument was also used in the past.

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Wood, metal, leather, plastic
H = 12.50 cm, L = 21.60 cm, W = 23.40 cm
2004.33.3637
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