Bee Smoker Design for Third World Beekeeping


I should start by stating the official name of this smoker is the “3 can Jackson-Taylor bee smoker” (version 1). Maybe it will be called the “3-can smoker” or the “Jackson-Taylor” smoker in time, who knows.


About the Jackson part of the name, that would be Paul Jackson, a fellow Aggie and the Texas State Entomologist. You know, like the head honcho beekeeper for the entire state of Texas. His main job is really about keeping bee diseases from epidemic levels in Texas. That boils down to keeping AFB (American Foul Brood) below 2% in Texas managed hives.

One Response to “Bee Smoker Design for Third World Beekeeping”

  1. Greg says:

    This is great! I’m a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and I hope you don’t mind me using this design in my training. It’s very well suited for the conditions here.

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