When honeybees sense smoke in the hive, they will start eating up stored honey in case they need to abandon the hive due to fire. This gorging of honey causes the abdomen to become enlarged making it harder for honeybees to sting. The smoke also camouflages alarm pheromones.
This top selling stainless steel smoker is an essential tool for beekeepers. This particular one works great for hobbyists who have just a couple of hives. It has a built-in hanging hook, wire shield for protection from burns and leather bellow with metal trim for extra durability. Once lit, just puff a bit of smoke at the entrance and top of the hive.
4” wide by 7” tall.