thanks for the tip
i think i will put one on the back with the motor. i just didn't want to do it and change my mind and have to redo the back. thants no fun. my buddy built one just like mine and put a relief port up front. also instead of the handle on top he put a piece of plexi to see into the vac. this vac can be turned into a nuc and left outside. when i'm vacuming up the bees i put 5 frames into it for the bees to cling to. also depends on the size of the hive i'm taking out. last year i took out a hive that was really big for my buddy. it took 2 days to get the whole hive out. it was in the side of a house and ran around 10 feet. it was mostly on the second floor so it was a pain to get to but we got it.
Question has anyone experimented on the length of a vacume hose. would a longer hose hurt the bees more or would they (bee) fine.
i have a 2.5 dia hose on mine and it is 7 ft. i was wondering about the possibility of a really long hose. i have an adapter on mine that i can hook up a pool hose which is probably around 20 ft or more. that way i could leave the whole vac on the ground and just suck up the bee's on the ladder or whatever. just wondering. makes it easier instead of juggling the beevac, saw, hammer, crowbar, smoker, balancing on the ladder and throwing the wax into a wax bucket and whatever else you need up there, waterbottle maybe. hehehhe this gets tricky with only one person which i know from personal experience. best to work in 2's or more. later