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Offline gardeningfireman

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Owens bee vac
« on: April 21, 2011, 10:07:03 AM »
Has anyone used the Owens bee vac from Brushy Mountain? It so, what is your opinion of it? How big is the cage inside? Thanks.

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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 01:15:21 PM »
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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 01:35:55 PM »
I should add to my post, with the link to my old post, that I have modified the vac and it works.  It is not great, but does the job. 
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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 02:54:11 PM »
Wow! I certainly won't waste my money on that thing! I did build a bee-vac last year using a langstroth hive body and a shop vac. It is heavy and very awkward, but it does work. I have two cutouts coming up that are three stories up in the soffets and I will be using a lift truck. No room for my bee vac, so I will just make do. Might be able to put it on the roof. Thanks for the links!
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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 04:13:34 PM »
I still like the Tom Sawyer vac best.

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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 05:43:41 PM »
How about getting a really long pool hose to go three stories up?
I know another local bee removal who has a 100 ft hose!!!!!

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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 06:23:24 PM »
And where does he bury the bees? I would use a 100 ft. hose between the vac and the catch box, but never as the pickup hose.
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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 06:55:57 PM »
I have hived hundreds of swarms and a few cut outs with a Brushkill Bee Vac. Works good and does NOT kill bees.

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Re: Owens bee vac
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 08:21:09 PM »
I also use a Robo bee vac. Doing a removal tomorrow.
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