Quantcast

Fake Smoke

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

Otleybee 

House Bee
Joined
Jul 30, 2010
Messages
153
Reaction score
0
Location
Otley, West Yorkshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3
I am doing a presentation to my sons school about beekeeping and thought that it might be fun to have some fake smoke in the smoker to simulate smoking the hive.

Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to do this?bee-smilliebee-smilliebee-smilliebee-smillie
 

Stiffy 

Joined
Jul 11, 2009
Messages
2,282
Reaction score
3
Location
Kernow
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
50+
Showing my age and stupidity.....visit the bike sheds before starting your talk, in my day you would be sure to find someone who could help out!

Chalk dust, talcum powder?

Cheers
S
 
Joined
May 29, 2010
Messages
6,214
Reaction score
0
Location
Norwich
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3 National Hives & 1 Observation Hive.(Indoors) & lots of empty boxes..
whatever you do will be against some H&S regulation,

and dont take any photos or you'll get locked up....
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 20, 2009
Messages
2,433
Reaction score
0
Location
Kingsbridge, South Devon
Hive Type
none
Number of Hives
0 - Now in beeless retirement!
Draw and cut out a cartoon cloud on card and write the word "Smoke" on it. A bit like those joke guns which unroll a banner which saying "Bang".
 

madasafish 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
9,072
Reaction score
317
Location
Stoke on Trent
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
8x Langstroth, a few Lang nucs,1x TBH, and about 17 mating mini nucs
Ask the police for a smoke grenade: or even better, tear gas.
 
Joined
May 29, 2010
Messages
6,214
Reaction score
0
Location
Norwich
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3 National Hives & 1 Observation Hive.(Indoors) & lots of empty boxes..
Draw and cut out a cartoon cloud on card and write the word "Smoke" on it. A bit like those joke guns which unroll a banner which saying "Bang".
I think that is the best idea.. Kids will love it.... Pretend to light the smoker, pull the smoke cloud out of your pocket "and heres some I made earlier"
 
Joined
May 29, 2010
Messages
6,214
Reaction score
0
Location
Norwich
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3 National Hives & 1 Observation Hive.(Indoors) & lots of empty boxes..

Susan1 

House Bee
Joined
Jul 3, 2010
Messages
221
Reaction score
8
Location
Co Antrim
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3
I would not worry about the smoke at all. I did a talk at school for the pet club, I brought a frame, my bee suit and a power point with lots of bee pictures. The children were so interested and asked so many questions that I did not need many props at all. This was in an inner city boys school and questions included: do you have names for them and do you let them out.... Enjoy.
 

Bee-Key-Pur 

Field Bee
Joined
Oct 3, 2010
Messages
909
Reaction score
0
Location
Normal for Norfolk.
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
1+
Don't know if this would work, but how about taping some fine strips of silk or other light weight material around the outlet knozzle on your smoker, you know, the same way they do on the air condition outlet vent grills...
 

Hombre 

Queen Bee
Joined
Feb 27, 2009
Messages
2,818
Reaction score
1
Location
West Midlands
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
Ten
Particularly effective if inside before the first puff perhaps. Take the most disruptive element by surprise and quieten him down for a second or two.

You'll need to check it first to ensure you have enough puff. Of course one of those rolled up party/carnival blowout things could suffice. Whatever you use or don't, have fun.
 

Latest posts

Top