Smoker Contest
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West Georgia Beekeepers Association Smoker Contest Rules

Contest will last two hours

  • All Smokers will be checked to make sure they are empty and will be held by the judges until the contest starts.

(Please label with your name)

  • Each participant will be given the following supplies: (no other material is allowed)
  • 3 Matches
  • A strip of sandpaper
  • Paper
  • A bag of pine straw
  • Each participant will be given 5 minutes to light his/her Smoker with the fuel provided.
  • All smokers will be lit at the same time and the contest begins at the end of the 5 minute period.
  • After the Smoker is lit, as determined by the contestant, all smokers will be set down at the same location, facing the same direction.
  • The winner is determined by how long the Smoker continues to smoke without anyone squeezing the bellows. Last Smoker smoking is the Winner.
  • If multiple Smokers are smoking at the end of the contest the Smoker with the most unburned fuel will be determined the winner.
  • Participants cannot receive help from other members.
  • Disqualification is at the discretion of the Judges.
  • Judges are Russ King, Damon Stitcher, John McDaniel, Marilyn Parker