I've done some searching of this site for bee vac plans. I saw Robo's, for sucking swarms right into hive bodies. I also saw the plans on beesource, which seems too precise for my skill, and some of the information isn't very clear, especially as it relates to the pictures. I saw TwT's post about how he temporarily modifies his shop vac (PM sent for details) which seems right up my alley of handi-skills. Are there any other ways to modify a shop vac to work? I'm looking for something that I can use on both swarms and cutouts.
I was thinking I could screen off the suction area on the motor to keep bees from getting in, bore several 3" holes in the side of the vac, and glue on some screen to keep the bees in. I could then use velcro to hold on some rubber sheets, to cover the holes when using the vac, opening as many (or as small a part of one) as necessary to reduce suction, and then opening them all up for ventilation when finished. Would that work? Any obvious flaws in my plan? I don't need to use the shop vac for anything else, but if I bore my screened holes up high, it should still function just fine.