Jason Bronson: Dried pine needles
Kade Lacey: Is paper bark any good??
Chris Vacanti: Pine needles
Diego Pletikos: Pieces of wood, preferably pine trees.
Scott Button: Hessian, raw coffee bean bags from my local roaster. I’ve been told hessian burns cooler than pine needles. I roll it up pretty tight, light the middle and put it lit end down. Puff a bit (more puff than with pine needles) and soon enough it’s smoking beautifully.
Philip Gough: I have pine timber, I can shave that with a planer or chips with electric planer.
Philip Gough: Trouble is finding any areas around me growing conifers
Anne-marie Nilsson: Egg cartons.
Greg Clarke: Wood shavings, pine needs wrapped in cardboard.
Darren Bulmer: Cardboard, thin dry thyme twigs, and jute.
Philip Gough: Jute?
Darren Bulmer: It’s a type of material used to tie saplings.
West Doucet: Aspen shavings normally used for hamster cages.
David Komen: Cowdung & sawdust
Erdem Kececi: Cardborard. Very easy and fast… if you wanna see it in 1 min , be my guest. Try it . https://youtu.be/csZiCTZ3pIw ..
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Howard L. Wassinger: What was the white object with the red stripe at the end of the video?
Erdem Kececi: Howard L. Wassinger do you mean what is covering the nuke?
Samuel Larrabee: Cowpies…..dried, not wet.
Joe Comeau: Start with wood chips s then wood pellets
Wayne Walsh: Wood chips
Brad Maggard: Pine shavings
Adrian Di Ubaldo: pine needles near my house
Rich Fink: Pine needles
John Bartos: Small sticks to get some coals in the bottom and then egg cartons or the cheesecloth I used to filter wax
Larry Lawrence: Pine needles.
Bob Mann: Wood pellets.
Jon Behne: Bob how are they to get started? I’ve been using burlap but need to find something that lasts longer
Adam Wolfe Sr.: Put a bunch of wax on top of it.
Chris Proctor: Mostly pine needles with a handful of wood pellet bedding to keep it smoldering longer.
William Derek Gibson: Pellet stove hardwood pellets
Ross Shaddock: I use pine straw and it works great plus I live in the piney woods so its everywhere
Michael Jordan: I burn sumac for Mite control. I make smoker plugs using different types of incense. You can place playdough on the side of the hive and place incense sticks in the putty and it will loft smoke over the hive.
Michael Jordan: Never use poop. Dung, cow pies, or any dried crap. Never spary poop on your food.
Floyd Larck: Pine needles
Melissa Lavigne: Dry or green?
Floyd Larck: Melissa Lavigne Dry, bust them all up. In the center take a small piece of cardboard, wrap it tightly and then stick it in the smoker. Fill the rest with the pine needles. I learned this from a pro who says the smoke generated is a cooler smoke.
Robert Du Rivage: pine cones
Bob Karen Martin: DRIED cow patties
Bob Karen Martin: not vegetarians
Adam Wolfe Sr.: I use burlap. Then I put most of the wax I scrape off the lids or frames in the smoker as I work. I’m working with hundreds of hive at a time mostly, so I get a lot of wax scrappings.
Erik Robertson: Burlap coffee bags from the coffee stand
Diana Hogue: pine needles
Andy Boylan: Burlap bags and wood pellets
Jerry Forbes: Bedding wood pellets. I use a torch to get them going but then it will stay lit for a couple hours normally.
Donald Rogers: Rolled up cardboard.
Michelle Harrison: Old bounce sheets…
Steve McClary: 2 charcoal briquettes started on my gas barbecue for a few minutes then packed with green grass
Nic Williams: Whatever plant material is dead and dry around the yard then old fruit wood trimmings.
Clive Fourie: Pine needle
Austin Anderson: Cedar chips, the cedar chip bedding for animals is what I use and it’s and it works wobderful
Davy De Wolf: Start-up, highly flammable material:• Paper (loose, wrinkled piece of newspaper the size of a tennis ball)• Egg carton• wood wool Long-flammable material• Grass, tobacco, lavender, scales of pine cones, pine needles, dry leaves, tree bark, wood chips, rotten wood, hemp rope, chop, untreated sawdust, shavings, pellets, straw, tansy, spice mixes, apple blossoms, rapeseed waste or corn, moss, tinder mushroom, olive kernels, …Avoid synthetic or potentially toxic materials!(translated from dutch via Google)
Loai Jaffar: Cartoon box
Paul Mella: Burlap
Mark Colvin: Pine needles.
Karen Diane Stooks: Dried Pine needles
Lee Aldrich: The smoker you drink, the player you get.
Tommy Hodge: Pine needles
David Mabray Sr.: Tightly rolled cardboard with pine needles to get it started. Then more pine needles and about 2 tblspns of wood pellets for a stove. Smoker last for 10 hives I have to inspect.
Ralf Garvin: Wood pellets and dried leaf
Ben Stiles: Pine Needles
Mike Gulrud: Twine
Doneil Freeman: Pine needles
William Signs: Jimmy Hoffa
John Clayman: Dried buffalo chips
Mark Caswell: I’ve had great luck with rolled twine. For me anyway it seems to stay lit and lasts longer than pine needles
Sarah Lynn Blackmer: I use a snap piece of news paper to start a rolled up piece of cardboard. When it gets going I push it down and put a wet Cotten rag on top to cool it and slow it down.
Todd Jones: Cannabis ?
West Doucet: You have some very chill bees that just never get around to making honey?
Dale Pierce: Blue jeans cut into pieces
Robert J Hampton: pine needles that have been crushed by cars, FREE
Ruddiger Rodriguez: Egg cartons (not styrofoam) , dry grass
Sporkin Theeye: (I’m a noob at about 9 months at this.) I started with pine needles but the smoke from that really bothered my wife. I have since switched to cedar shavings with some old cotton blue jean scraps tossed in.
Jeremy Grenon: Hay, burlap or old ( faded) baling twine
Nancy Flyen Walters: Pine needles and cones
Пламен Тодоров: Sunflower pellets
Robin Shulaw Felver: Old rags, tshirts, socks
Jim Fisher: Burlap
Matthew E. Ruff: I like old denim… just be sure to cut out any patches or synthetic stitching! Makes a cool, light, non-choking white smoke.
Js Bond: Small wad of news paper (political opinion page smokes best) add a handful pellet grill pellets and it smokes for an hour easy
Matthew E. Ruff: Always wondered what to do with that section! Thanks for the advice!?????
Remi Reenalda III: Last years Christmas tree
Jason Churchill: Dried moose poop…seriously
Mike Wrobel: I use the burlap bags that I get from the coffee roasting place. Just follow what Scott Button said.
Brenda Laird: Pine straw and real denim jeans.
Marty Wambolt: Get burning nice and hot then add rabbit ? food pellets will burn long time then
Conrad Vohland: I use old hessian bags that I’ve left hanging on the fence for a month or two.
Jason Hoss Harris: Dried corn stalks
Eve Marso: Shredded cardboard egg cartons. Watch the chemicals in jeans material. I wouldn’t use it.
Simon Mulvany: Dried lavender
Bluey BeeMan: Dried Cow Patties, just the best
Jayne Ball: We tried Hessian yesterday, couldn’t keep it alight. Ended up scouting round the car for scrap paper. During the summer we use dry grass
Edward Lance Wagner: Coconut husks
Margaret Groot: Newspaper, bits of dry twigs, leaf litter, pine needles, weather coffee sacks/hesian bags – we use a barbeque lighter so we don’t burn our fingers with short matches
Mark Anderson: Cardboard and dry leaves with woodshavings
Alan Hillhouse: Cut up old frame parts
Terry Khornbury: Sacking
Terry Khornbury: One of the queen breeders showed is he uses compressed wood kitty litter. Made great smoke and smoulders all day
Bee Merry: Dry coco husk?
David Carpenter: Kerosene and old polyester curtains I find at yardsales.
Reynold Allen: cardboard folded tightly in a circular manner, light a piece of paper put and put it into the smoker chamber and when it is properly caught then put in the folded cardboard. Good to go i use that all the time . Africanised beekeeper from Guyana in South America
Paul Moore: Wife’s tampons, they will smolder for a long time.
Kimberly Maggard Runion: Sumac
Wayne Henley Boughton: I use pine shavings
Mark E Garrett: Pine straw
Laura Van Dussen: Pine needles
Antony Strong: Newspaper
Nina Gracie: I was told that an old hessian bag cut into strips and then rolled, then placed into the smoker is great.
Matthew E. Ruff: We used dried palm fronds yesterday… amazingly cool, white smoke. I was out of my regular fuel, and had just trimmed the palm trees. I stripped the fronds off of their branches, and folded and rolled them tightly and stuffed into my smoker over a shallow bed of fatwood and hardwood coals.