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  1. #1
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    Default Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    I have had numerous people wanting to know how I made my bee vac. I have posted instruction and pictures online. This is a modification from numerous people and works for me. Enjoy and I hope it works for you also. https://picasaweb.google.com/1118636...434468/BeeVac#

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Very cool. Thank you, Rick.

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Nice photos but I don't understand where the hose goes.
    Ninja, is not in the dictionary. Well played Ninja's, well played...

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    There is a vacuum port on top of the vacuum where the hose goes. The vacuum is a bucket shop vac sold at like homedepot or lowes, etc. I will take a better picture with the hose attached....thanks for letting me know. Pictures updated...thanks again.
    Last edited by okbees; 06-15-2011 at 10:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    This is really cool and it seems like it would be much easier and lighter to handle on a ladder. Where exactly do you place the piece of carpet?

    I know you showed a photo but I'm still confused.
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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Ahhh, now I've got it. I'll be a whole lot easier carrying and hanging from a ladder than the current one I've got.
    Ninja, is not in the dictionary. Well played Ninja's, well played...

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Charlie....when you pull the vacuum hose off the vacuum top, inside of the 90 degree angle on the end of the hose, you will place the little piece of carpet. Let me know if any better pics are needed....thanks. I used it the other day on this swarm deep under the wood next to the sidewalk and under the bush...here are some pics https://picasaweb.google.com/1118636...edOnSwarm61311

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Here is a similar version I made last year.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/Michael...92356089282370

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Oh I got it. The bees hit the soft carpet rather than the hard plastic at the 90 degree bend. Genius
    Dude, you should get a patent. But wait until I've made one.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Quote Originally Posted by okbees View Post
    I have had numerous people wanting to know how I made my bee vac. I have posted instruction and pictures online. This is a modification from numerous people and works for me. Enjoy and I hope it works for you also. https://picasaweb.google.com/1118636...434468/BeeVac#
    I really like this idea. Awesome!. On a side note. For all of you bee keepers that capture swams, is their somewhere you can list your service for free? Whats the best way to get your information out their so people who find swarms (and don't want them) can contact those of us who do? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Our State Assoc. has a swarm capture list where I get 99% of my calls, local fire station and police dept, pest control companies, State Ag website.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    JakeK1

    Go to your local Fire dept. and cop shop leave them
    some cards, at the Fire Dept I'd leave them some Honey

    Tommyt

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    Default Re: Simple inexpensive Bee Vac

    Now I have to make one....so simple, I am truly in awe!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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