What are Nectar Collector Vaporizers?

Nectar Collector vaporizers, also known as honey straws, are a type of portable dabbing device used for consuming concentrates. They are named for their unique design, which resembles a bird’s nectar collector or a straw.

How Do They Work?

Nectar Collectors work by heating a tip, usually made of quartz or titanium, using a torch. Once the tip is heated, it’s touched to the concentrate, which is typically placed on a heat-resistant surface. The user then inhales through the other end of the Nectar Collector, drawing the vapor up through the device and into their lungs.

Why are Nectar Collectors Popular?

Nectar Collectors have gained popularity for several reasons:

  1. Portability: They are smaller and more portable than traditional dab rigs, making them great for on-the-go use.
  2. Ease of Use: Nectar Collectors are straightforward to use, even for those new to dabbing.
  3. Efficiency: They allow for direct dabbing from the concentrate container, reducing waste.

Difference Between Wax Pens and Nectar Collectors

While both wax pens and Nectar Collectors are used for consuming concentrates, there are key differences:

  1. Heating Method: Wax pens use an internal coil to heat the concentrate, while Nectar Collectors use a torch-heated tip.
  2. Portability: Both are portable, but wax pens are typically more discreet and pocket-friendly.
  3. Usage: Wax pens require loading the concentrate into the device, while Nectar Collectors allow for direct dabbing from the concentrate container.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Heat Carefully: Overheating the tip can lead to harsh hits. Aim for a glowing red tip, then let it cool slightly before dabbing.
  2. Clean Regularly: Residue can build up in the Nectar Collector over time, affecting flavor and function. Regular cleaning can help maintain optimal performance.
  3. Use a Heat-Resistant Surface: Always place your concentrate on a heat-resistant surface to avoid damage or accidents.


  1. How do I clean my Nectar Collector?
    • Most Nectar Collectors can be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and warm water. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions first.
  2. Can I use a Nectar Collector with dry herbs?
    • No, Nectar Collectors are designed for use with concentrates only.
  3. Why is my Nectar Collector producing harsh vapor?
    • This could be due to overheating the tip. Try letting it cool slightly before dabbing.
  4. Can I use my Nectar Collector without a torch?
    • Some Nectar Collectors come with electronic heating elements, but most require a torch for heating the tip.
  5. How often should I replace the tip of my Nectar Collector?
    • This depends on usage and care. If the tip is cracked, chipped, or not heating evenly, it’s time for a replacement.