i started using the smooth hose yesterday. others have voiced concerns about the tumbling bees do speeding down the hose. i did notice all sorts of bee parts, and bee splat where the hose went into the bucket. i found the smooth inside hose at our local hardware mercantile. it cost about 99-cents a foot for 1-1/2 inch hose.
I use a smooth 1 1/4" smooth vinal hose I got at Home Depot.........first attempt was a disaster as suction was too much and no padding in coppection bucket and they just thumped on bottom killing them........second attempt was a great success.........can't wait to do it again as it was quite a thrill....
You have to stop and smell the roses......but please watch out for my bees.
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