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Caption Bee Smoker
Object Name Smoker, Bee
Object ID 1988.11.226
Description Bee smoker. The smoker is made of a tin cylinder with a spout on top and leather bellows in a tin frame underneath. This was a bee-keeping tool that produced smoke from poorly burning material that was puffed into a bee hive to make the bees lethargic or chase them away so they would not sting the bee keeper as he retrieved honey from the hive.
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1925
Dimensions H-9.5 W-5 L-9 inches
Search Terms Bee keeping
Subjects Bee culture
Condition Fair