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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    We carry out a lot of bee vacs and use quite a long hose to allow us to access chimneys and other places while leaving the bee vac on the ground. But on occasion we could really do with being able to vac bees in places where there's no power available. So I was wondering if anyone knew of some...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    We have been using a bee vac similar to the Bushkill vac for several years . On ours it is split so that bees go into one half and we can put brood in the other half and then lift the hinged divider at the end to allow the bees full access, but its time for a change and was interested in the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I'm starting to do more bee removals, and after this one tricky removal with lots of little nooks and crannys I'm wanting to build or buy a bee vac. Hoping someone out there has already done lots of comparing to find the best method. I imagine having one that sucks directly into a bee box would...
  4. Bee Forum
    I looking to buy or build a good and appropriate size bee vac for swarm capture. I'd appreciate any recommendations.
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    Lowes has a shop vac motor that fits on a five gallon bucket. (Shop-Vac Shop Vacuum Item #: 49940 | Model #: 6004511). It is a 6.5 amp motor. It does have good reviews on lowes' website. My question has anyone used this motor to make a bee vac using two 5 gallon buckets? If no one has used...
  6. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have done a lot of research on bee vacs. I see people sucking bees into buckets, cardboard cylinders, and even old coolers. One thing seems for sure they do suck up bees but the job of re-installing them is still ahead. After playing with a few different ideas it came to me. This bee vac is...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I am interested in building a bee vac. I have looked at the one on this site, but was wondering if others had any plans that might be a little more simple to build. Thanks!
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