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Something old school

One of the things I like about doing this is the interesting things you get to see and find in peoples yards and houses. The guy told me that “back in the day” it was hard and very expensive to buy a smoker here in Hawaii.  Most people made their own out of whatever they had on hand. He knew someone who worked at a place that imported wine by the barrel.  He bought an old barrel and turned it into a smoker.  He has been using it for many years.  However the design of a smoker is a perfect place for bees.  I got them out and everyone was happy.