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Offline ArmucheeBee

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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2008, 03:23:54 PM »
JordanM

You've got to look closer!!  The second post on this thread by Robo is for a "hive within a vac"  don't let the red color fool you.  He painted his box red.
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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2008, 09:28:36 PM »
Sorry, i was just skimming over this thread real quick and didnt see it.

Thanks

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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2008, 09:46:13 PM »
Ok, i have some questions about robos vac.

Do you use frames in the boxes, when vacuming?

How does it work. ie. dead bees?

Does it need to have a slanted bottom?

Thanks this is exactly what i was thinking about building and am wondering how it is working.
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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2008, 12:08:50 AM »
Just looking again at what other on this thread said, smooth hoses are not very manuverable (sp?) and may be hard to find in a certain area.  Low velocity and low time seem to do the trick with a normal hose.  My bees were killed due to a 90 degree angle at the end, the hose part does not seem to matter if you hold it fairly straight.
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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2008, 08:53:40 PM »
Does anyone have the answers to my other questions and has anyone else built this bee vac befour?

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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2008, 09:26:59 AM »
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Do you use frames in the boxes, when vacuming?
yes

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How does it work. ie. dead bees?
Works well for me and for others from the feedback.
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Does it need to have a slanted bottom?
probably not, but just like with cars, it is not the high speed that kills, it is the sudden stop.

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Thanks this is exactly what i was thinking about building and am wondering how it is working.
Check the comments  -> http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/beekeeping/bee-vac/

I also believe some have left postivie comments in threads here on the forum if you search.
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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2008, 08:36:01 PM »
Thanks Robo i will probly build one this week.

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Re: Vacuum of death
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2008, 04:03:24 PM »
Just out of curosity how much are you charging for your vac?