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Ando 

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Hi

Bit embarrassing to ask this question, but I went to see my bro-in-law near lands ends at the weekend and left my smoker down there, I am picking up my first bees on Sunday and wondered if anyone had a spare smoker they would be prepared to lend me until mine get posted back up here?

I will pay for the pleasure and leave a deposit.

Cheers

Mark.
 

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My first thought was you can probably rig up a temporary smoker for a single use, that Condor moment :) Maybe people have tried making a temporary smoker already and can tell us what they did.

Then I thought:
I am picking up my first bees on Sunday
What are you picking up exactly? What manipulations will you be doing?

Borrowing a real smoker is too easy ;-)
 

Ando 

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Hi GTB

Yes I have been thinking of ways to make a smoker, not come up with any as of yet the other problem I have is time as I have loads on before I get the bees so Borrowing one seems to be the easiest way about it. I am really annoyed that I forgot to bring it home.

I'm picking up 2 nucs, so have to transfer them to the hives.

Cheers

Mark.
 

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Hi Ando,
If your really stuck and want to pay postage I have a spare smoker you can borrow. I can get it in post for next day delivery. PM me A.S.A.P if you need it
 

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Hi Ando,

Royal Mail special delivery is your friend, can't you get you brother in law to send it special? It’s a next day service and the even guarantee Saturday delivery now for an extra £2!
 

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If you have a local bee "bits" supplier nearby, you could always get some liquid smoke, and a cheap plastic sprayer bottle from a hardware shop.

Never used it myself, but any port in a storm.......

John
 
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Many times , you dont need a smoker.
A towel and patience and bees will go down into a hive without smoke - just lay the towel over the box for bees to retreat.- if you have nice bees....

I know you should always have a smoker handy, but so many times I see great guffs of smoke belched into a hive, when a towel would have exactly the same effect.
Just a thought:)
 

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Thanks for all the very kind offers, got my Bro-in-law sending me it up and if it doesn't arrive will give the towel thing a go, can anyone give me a bit more detail on how to go about doing it with the towels?

Cheers

Mark
 

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