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Offline BeeV

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Bee-Vac questions
« on: June 01, 2011, 09:26:36 PM »
Why do you choose to use a vac on some cut outs and not others? (I probably know the answer to this but I might be surprised.) And number 2, I haven't seen any videos or read how the bees in the vac are handled post cut out. I would think they would be a tad cranky after being vacuumed up. Jus wonderin. 
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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 09:33:41 PM »
 I use the vac on all cut outs. I'm paid to remove the bees so they get the vac (bushkill). Mainly I need the bees in the box ASAP so I vaccuum them up then transfer the comb. As far as temperment goes they are pretty forgiving and can be moved to a bottom board that very afternoon without veil or gloves.
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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 09:38:39 PM »
Dragging the cords out for the vac is a pain.   Also, when it is hot, you have to watch it and keep the bees from over heating.  But the vac is a very useful tool and makes moving a lot of bees easy.

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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 10:02:21 PM »
I use the vac on all cut outs. I'm paid to remove the bees so they get the vac (bushkill). Mainly I need the bees in the box ASAP so I vaccuum them up then transfer the comb. As far as temperment goes they are pretty forgiving and can be moved to a bottom board that very afternoon without veil or gloves.

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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 08:07:02 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 08:38:40 AM »
>why do you choose to use a vac on some cut outs and not others?

I choose not to use it all the time... and I have two of them...
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Re: Bee-Vac questions
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 08:43:14 AM »
I choose not to use it all the time... and I have two of them...


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