This was my 1st big cutout. When I got the lead on this cutout, I decided to make the Bushkill Bee Vac not really knowing if I would need it or not since I did not know how long the bees had been there and the homeowner could not give me much of a description.
It turned out that the hive was very good size and the vac was well worth the effort.
The brood shim worked great to add the brood and then let the bees move up into the brood.
I did have some clogging, especially when sucking up the beard at the end but we might have just been going to fast and/or the bees just did not want to move out of the bottom of the box fast enough.
So how many pound of bees do you think are in this beard toward the end of the video.
Thanks for all the help.http://blog.moorehoneybees.com/?p=54