The lights will be on a separate switch so they can be turned off... but of course, the light from the window can't really be turned off... unless I make some kind of heavy curtain that covers it.
I'm pretty disappointed in that caulk... it's been close to a day and a half and it hasn't even begun to set up.
For the suction, I'm thinking of scrapping the line to a normal vacuum and installing a fan instead. That would give me much weaker suction than the vacuum so I wouldn't have to worry about crushed bees, but I have my reservations about if it provides enough suction to pick up the bees in the first place. The strongest I've found that would fit is a 65 CFM fan. I'm not really sure that's enough though.