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    Question bee blower

    One of the bee supply companies is selling a bee blower for $279.00. It is electric which is not practical for me. Aldi's has a rechargeable nickle cadnium blower with high volume output for $45.00. (it's not really a leaf blower as it is very compact). Why such a difference in the price of these two blowers? Would the one from Aldi's even work for blowing bees?

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    Default Re: bee blower

    I would recommend a leaf blower. any cheap electric blower is made in china and after 1 yr probably a new battery would be needed. one with an gas motor is a better investment Imo.

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    Default Re: bee blower

    You also want to be sure it is strong enough to get the job done quickly. If it is too weak you will lose all the advantages of speed associated with the blower.

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    Default Re: bee blower

    Get a power inverter for your vehicle and use an electric leaf blower.
    Rohe Bee Ranch "Free Range Bees"
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    Default Re: bee blower

    Quote Originally Posted by Rohe Bee Ranch View Post
    Get a power inverter for your vehicle and use an electric leaf blower.
    Huh? by time you do that you can get a entry level stihl gas...and it will last much longer. I had a gas blower throw a fan...not good...stay away! Plus electric blowers do not have a idle....
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    Default Re: bee blower

    Hey Mike,

    I purchased a Stihl from lowes, I think around 178 bucks. gas, works great, low maintenance. Plus you can install a necked down attachment to get more air forced out the tip. Workes great for me.
    Stonefly7

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    Default Re: bee blower

    Lowes does not sell stihl....they do sell husivana though. I know that for a fact as I am in the lawn care industry....Stihl is only sold through independent dealers

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    Default Re: bee blower

    Your right Mike, it was a husivana. Same brand as my weed eater. I have had great luck with their products so far.

    Kind regards
    Stonefly7

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    Default Re: bee blower

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher Apiaries View Post
    Huh? by time you do that you can get a entry level stihl gas...and it will last much longer. I had a gas blower throw a fan...not good...stay away! Plus electric blowers do not have a idle....
    Mike
    I actually use a small generator along with a Rigid Shop Vac that has a detachable motor that I use as a bee blower. I use the combo shop vac for my bee vac.
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