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Offline Haddon

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Bee Vac
« on: September 16, 2011, 04:57:46 PM »
Vacuum from Amazon

Above link is for the vacuum itself for 35 bucks off amazon

Reconditoned Vacuum

Above link is still for the vacuum but its reconditioned for 26.99 free shipping.

I didn't know if I should post this video here in the Bee Removal or If it should be in equipment.
Here is a video of my Bee Vac
Bee vac

I find taping the front edge were the vacuum board slides in helps the suction.
I like my vac and this will be what I use till they no longer sell the vacuums.

Cost

Vac     35.00
Hose   24.00
Total    59.00

All the other parts were scrap but at the most would cost 13 bucks and you most likely could build 4 out of what you wouldn't use.



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Re: Bee Vac
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 01:14:14 AM »
hadden,had one like that ,didn't take much for it to stop sucking up when it gets alil dirty.hard to believe thats the same one that can work as a bee vac.nice setup.       .....schawee
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Re: Bee Vac
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 04:42:13 AM »
The blue one came with a blower attachment for your electronic junk well with the filters it didn't blow that hard so I had to try it with out them.

First try I knew that thing had one heck of suction, and I wanted a bee vac and was broke and the wife hated it so i got to have it.
 
Every removal I have done has been with it and I leave it on the entire time.
When I start a job it's the first thing on and the last to be turned off.

Offline Tommyt

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Re: Bee Vac
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 12:59:51 PM »
Hadden
 Nice set up. I have a similar set up with shop vac
I also dumpster dived a small one like yours,with plans
to make it a dedicated bee vac.
  I see where you stated you don't kill many bees
when vacuuming,my question is Do you use that with
the same amount of suction as you demonstrated on the rocks??
 If so I'm beefing mine up,I draw a lot less, thinking that it will
harm the bees with a heavy suction
Doing it my way takes a good amount of time because of the
slow draw,If I am misunderstanding please inform me
If not!! Watch out bee's here I come  :cheer:

Thanks for putting it into video

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Re: Bee Vac
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 02:00:34 AM »
Hate to put it this way but I feel them rattling their way down the hose. :)
So yeah I use it full strength what I want is when I put it on a cluster to feel the bees going down the hose.

Really never any real death of bees I think they die more from heat and honey. Thats why I never turn the vac off while on the job and no honey in the hive after the removal I feed it back but I dont put it in the hive.

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Re: Bee Vac
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 08:43:29 AM »
Thanks
I'm going to go that route, but I will pick up some pool pump hose
Smooth the ride :-D

Tommyt
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