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  1. #1
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    Franklin, IN
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    Default Some advice please

    My G'son asked for advice on removing a swarm in a friend's garage. They cut out a section of plywood on the outside. They have fairly well filled a space between studs about 3 to 4 tall and wide with numerous combs attached to the top plate and extending to the bottom. I haven't been there. this is from a picture. Is a vacuum used to collect bees a special low velocity type. Any suggestions on how to proceed?
    leamon

  2. #2
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Some advice please

    Yes the vacuum has to have a spoiler to weaken the flow or it gellies the bees.

  3. #3
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    Bon Aqua, Tn USA
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    Default Re: Some advice please

    Watch this video by JPthebeeman on utube. Its a cut out from the side of a home but the comb is between the floor joice. It will show you how he puts them into frames to go in a hive. He has many good videos as do others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBlDx...5D026DC6C4A194
    I do not have a bee vac but have read that they place a cover over the suction to limit the suction. JP uses one sometimes.

  4. #4
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    Landing, NJ, USA
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  5. #5
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    Drain, OR
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    Default Re: Some advice please

    If you've got the time, go for it It's loads of fun. The vac will help. One lesson I've learned is to suit up well! JP's video's are great, definitely check them out.
    A backyard hobbyist, keeping hives since '09. ~ http://www.sweetthangchocolates.com
    Zone 8a/8b

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