A good beekeeper smoker is essential for manipulating your honey bees.
Beekeepers use smokers to calm the honey bees by puffing cool smoke at the entrance of the beehive and at the top of the frames. The cool smoke distracts the honey bees from the activity going on when the beekeeper checks the frames for honey, pollen, and egg laying pattern.
This checkup process is an essential part of beekeeping as it allows the beekeeper to tell the health of the honey bee colony by by observing how much pollen and honey has been stored. The strength of the honey bee queen is determined by the egg laying pattern and whether the honey bees have drawn out replacement honey bee queen cells.