Tired of lighting your smoker which constantly goes out when you need it the most?
Sick of passively breathing in toxic smoke fumes?
Or are you worried about the effect of smoke from your smoker on the health of your bees?
Then we have the solution for you!
Andermatt is proud to bring you Apisolis: a new state of the art bee keeping tool that minimises stress on your bees whilst you inspect your hives.
Apisolis is a vapouriser that uses lithium-ion technology which produces a soothing vapour in replacement of the traditional smoker, removing the need for combustible smoke whilst inspecting your hive.
Brand new to UK Beekeepers for 2022 Apisolis is a practical, easy to use solution for yours and the bee’s health.
Since Apisolis’ launch at the BBKA Spring Convention, this has become one of our most popular products and every beekeeper who sees the Apisolis in action at our Trade Events wants to take one home!
Apisolis is helping beekeeping practice to evolve for both the bee keeper and the bees alike.
Beekeeping should be enjoyable and stress free, but it can at times be problematic. There are lots of factors to consider and the smoker can be a point of frustration for all bee keepers, professional and hobbyist alike.
Often the smoker can go out just at the point when you need it the most. Then you have a colony of bees that are about to over react defensively with no way to pacify them. This leads to loss of colony control and potentially lots of unwanted stings.
When the bee keeper has lost control of the inspection it is quite difficult to regain it. Perhaps they need to find the queen to split the hive, or they simply need to identify if the colony is queen right. Often it may be better to come back another day to find her.
This is where Apisolis comes in. Apisolis is automated so turns itself off and on. With just a few puffs of the bellows and no lighting of any fuel, it quickly produces a soothing vapour that replaces the more traditional combustible smoke.
Using a unique blend of essential oils and plant extracts that has been extensively tested on honey bees, the Native liquid vapour in Apisolis is the new alterative to the carcinogenic smoke that smokers produce.
When not in use, Apisolis turns itself off so there is no need to worry about your smoker catching fire from apiary to apiary; another problem solved.
“The Apisolis is an amazing bit of kit," says Dylan Devaney, Andermatt's Bee Health Specialist. "Damien, the French bee farmer who developed the concept and the product has created something that is at the forefront of modern bee keeping. I was always worried about inhaling the toxic fumes from my smoker and forever wasting time getting my smoker to re-light and stay alight. Apisolis takes away all of this hassle and gives me more time to focus on my decision making when I am inspecting a colony.”
Apisolis is now available for all bee keepers from Andermatt on our website, our complete kit comes with everything you need to get you started.
Apisolis is the alternative solution to the traditional smoker allowing you to visit your hives less invasively whilst simplifying the act of colony control.