Nectar Collector


If you could take concentrates anywhere, where would you go?

The claim is that nectar collectors (also called honey straws) are the ultimate tool for portable medicating, but are they more compact than dab rigs? The jury is still out on that (maybe a subject for another article), but they are worth a quick compare. Each has about the same number of parts and require a torch. But if you’ve seen one of these vapor-sucking fun straws in action, you know what I mean when I say they’re as adorable as they are hard to categorize.


Nectar Collectors…

a) Do vaporize but are not vaporizers

b) Are portable but are not hand pipes

c) Can use water but are not water pipes or bubblers


The popularity of the nectar collector design is deserved. Think of it like a vapor straw that you heat up at the tip and drag over concentrates as you slurp up thick clouds of cannabinoid goodness.




It travels well—better than any oil rig—and it’s easy to session with. No batteries necessary, just a butane torch and whatever concentrate you’re digging at the moment. Once the tip is heated to the desired temperature, gently caress the concentrate with it and inhale. It’s a reasonably tidy operation.

With fewer parts to manage, total control of dosage and less things to keep in mind, this tool is convenient and vaporizes more product without burning it in a single hit.

When you order a brand name Nectar Collector, you’ll receive everything here. But since many companies are making these devices now, your package may diverge from this. Here’s what to know, no matter where you’re getting your nectar collector from.

  1. Shop for a nectar collector with a titanium tip. It’ll last longer than a glass one, even for the most delicate boro fetishist.
  2. A diffused down-stem inside of the main body water chamber helps with smoke diffusion.
  3. When using a wet Nectar Collector that does have a body chamber, make sure you fill the water after you have detached the neck so that water doesn’t get trapped in the joint. The water chamber should be kept less than halfway filled.


July 15, 2017

by Alana Armstrong

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Alana seeks to see cannabis from the perspective of politicians, advocates, entrepreneurs, and consumers. She got her start with a byline in the arts and culture section and crossed over into cannabis after using it medicinally. Current projects include investigations into cannabis and wellness; entrepreneurs of the Green Rush; cannabis for athletes; and the evolution of cannabis laws and culture in Canada.


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