$174.50 Hobby Kit No. 2 Everything needed to get started in beekeeping except the bees. Kit is unassembled. Paint outside of the brood boxes only. Contains:2-6 5/8'' supers•20-6 1/4'' grooved top bar frames •20 sheets plastic based foundation•1 bottom board•1 Telescoping metal cover•1 Inner cover •1 reversible entrance reducer•1 entrance feeder•1 all purpose hive tool•1 bee smoker to calm bees •1 smoker fuel 1 lb.•1 protective bee veil•1 sting resistant gloves•1 book
A Minoan bee smoker (1700-1450 B.C.) Honey was an important commodity for the Minoans. Linear B tablets testify to this important agricultural industry. A smoking terracotta piece was displayed which served the purpose of quietening the hive with the introduction of smoke. It was found in the 'House of Sacrificed Oxen'