I'm getting close to finishing my beevac. As much as I hate to shop Walmart (they pretty much drove everyone else out of town as they are famous for) I found a perfect vac. There was previous discussion on this forum about what model works. I got a Shopvac Hangup Mini. It's the 1 gallon, 1 hp model. 2yr warranty, made in USA. It was on sale for $19.88. It has all the suction you need. All you have to do is remove four screws and the filter cage comes off, then it fits perfectly in a 2 1/2 hole made with a hole saw. I'm using the boxes I got package bees in from Betterbee for the inner boxes, and I'm using a 2 1/2inch hose that I have rather than the skimpy 4 footer one that comes with this vac. Will keep you posted when I try it out on a job.