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Lighting A Smoker

A smoker is a fundamental piece of bee management equipment. John takes a few minutes to show how to light a smoker and gives some comments on its use.  

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Questions:

  1. Should a smoker be lit on the top or the bottom?
  2. Is a hot or cool smoke preferred?
  3. Is there a “best” smoker fuel?