Mann Lake Smokers are the highest quality smokers available on the market! We redesigned our smokers from top to bottom with a high strength opening tab, stronger bellow bracket, rust free welded bottom panels, and a commercial grade hinge. Stainless steel construction is complemented by our top quality bellows. Mann Lake Smokers are perfect for hobbyists and pros alike!
We’ve improved this classic feeder for easier installation and longer life. This feeder allows you to use your own Mason type jar or 5 lb. (2.27 kg) round jar for feeding at the entrance of your hive. Pro Tip: to ensure the feeder is properly installed, use your hive tool to lift the bottom box. Once lifted, slide the feeder in.
Most durable square folding veil on the market. No kinks and no rust! Machine washable, this stiff mesh veil will last season after season. Stingless binding.
This economical extractor is perfect for the hobby beekeeper with only one or two hives. Includes honey gate and cover. Can be used with either deep or medium frames. Easy assembly of the hand crank required. Complete instructions included.
The Little Giant 10-Frame Deep Hive Body with Frames is pre-assembled for easy setup and use, including pre-installed wax-coated black plastic foundation for easy viewing of hive activity. Made of unfinished pine, the Deep Hive Body can be used as either a Brood Box or Honey Super and is precision-milled for maximum strength. Ready to be added to your hive right out of the box! Includes: 10-frame 9.5-inch deep hive body, 9.125-inch wooden frames with wax-coated black plastic foundation.
Little Giant Goatskin Gloves provide dexterity and protection when working with bees. The gloves are complete with elastic cuffs to keep bees out. The soft and pliable goatskin offers superior mobility and flexibility. Available in two sizes: Medium and Large.
The Little Giant Queen Excluder prevents the queen from producing brood in the honey supers. Precisely measured holes allow the worker bees to move throughout the hive while preventing the queen from moving upward out of the brood box. Made of injection-molded plastic, the queen excluder is easy-to-clean and lies flat on the brood box.
The Little Giant Smoker Fuel is an efficient addition to your Little Giant Smoker. To light a smoker, stuff a handful of fuel loosely in the bottom of the smoker and light it. Puff the bellows to fuel the flames and when it is hot, pack in more fuel, gently puffing all the time. The objective is a cool, thick smoke. Keep the smoker filled with fuel as you work the bees. Low fuel will lead to emission of sparks.
The Little Giant Beekeeping Brush gently removes bees from the frames both during inspections of the hives and during removal of frames for honey extraction. The soft bristles of the brush are specially designed to remove the bees without harm.
The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum is the beginner's guide to starting hives in your backyard or garden. Recently revised and expanded, the book presents you not only with the tips and tools of the hobby, but also the information to best prepare your yard or garden for your newest buzzing bees. From how to harvest honey to recipes to use it in, The Backyard Beekeeper will walk you through from setup to safety to savoring!
The Little Giant Frame Grip helps with handling beehive frames during inspections and honey harvesting. With its one-handed operation, this frame grip will easily lift and grip frames to pull them from the hive.
The 2nd Edition Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston is a comprehensive training guide for all things beekeeping. The book will walk you through the tools of beekeeping, the steps necessary to build and maintain your own beehives, and the phases of honey production and extraction. It also provides new information on mites and the causes and effects of Colony Collapse Disorder.
The Little Giant Beekeeping Veil with Hat will keep you protected while inspecting and working with your hive. The hat and veil's one-piece construction makes this veil a quick grab-and-go option to get out to your hives without any fuss. The hat keeps the veil a proper distance away from your face to prevent bee stings, and there are no seams to inhibit your visibility.
The Little Giant Beehive Entrance Feeder is an easy-to-use plastic feeder that will fit directly into the front entrance of your hive. Designed to fit into the large opening of the entrance reducer on our Little Giant 10-Frame Complete hive, the feeder allows space for the bees to come and go while nourishing them with a simple syrup when natural food sources are scarce. The base is made of high-impact plastic, and the clear glass jar allows you to see the feed levels without disturbing the bees. Holds approximately 1 quart.
The Little Giant 10-Frame Complete Beehive is pre-assembled for easy set up and use. The Complete Beehive includes: telescoping outer cover, vented inner cover, 10-frame 9.5 inch deep hive body, 9.125 inch wooden frames with wax-coated black plastic foundation, screened bottom board, mite grid and entrance reducer. Bees and other supplies must be purchased separately. Why keep bees: Bee Conservation, Plant Pollination and Honey Production. Beekeeping is a simply hobby with sweet rewards.