Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Bee Smoker

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the bee-industry as a business. It enabled the honey producer to increase his output considerably by extracting honey from the cells in most cleanly fashion without damaging the combs, and in a fraction of the time previously occupied in the draining." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hruschka Extractor

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the…

"The typical hive of America is the improved Langstroth, which has no other covering for the frame tops but a flat roof-board allowing 1/4 in. space between the roof and top-bars for bees to pass from frame to frame." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Langstroth Hive

"The typical hive of America is the improved Langstroth, which has no other covering for the frame tops…

"Exterior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

W.B.C. Hive

"Exterior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Interior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

W.B.C. Hive

"Interior, W.B.C. Hive." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910