specialk, I had hoped the tape would hold but that's the "low tack" style and wouldn't stick, hence the screws.
The vac is one of three different styles that I've made with three changeable catch boxes and is my personal fav. It's smaller and lighter than the bushkill style and is easier to use on ladders etc. I put a shoulder strap on it for such cases. The problem being that if you vacuum too many bees they will be separated from the brood so it's important to re-combine them quickly.
Yes, that's and old scrounged pool hose...works great. It's relatively smooth on the inside and comes in 30' lengths so you can cut the size you need.