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blanc
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« on: May 19, 2012, 07:02:05 PM »

Set up a bee vac with a 1 1/2 HP motor and worked good until it died on me due to age I guess. Set up the bee vac with a shop vac and seems to be too much suction because on my first use the small batch of bees I vacuumed died. Any suggestions from you guy who have bee using vacs? Appreciate any comments.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 07:30:24 PM »

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Plus have an adjustable, screened hole in your catch box. You cannot vac bees into the shop vac.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 07:45:12 PM »

You could try making your suction adjustment hole larger in size.

James
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 07:52:25 PM »

The setup is the way it should be and looked at some you tube vids and looks like I just need an adjustable hole for vac suction. On the job training  grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 10:07:41 PM »

Just recently started using my bushkill style vacuum, the damper is a must.  I like to adjust mine to where it will just barely pull on my tshirt.  I have used mine 4 times now and had very, very few dead bees.  don't know what style you are using, but I highly suggest the bushkill model.  The bees seem to do much better with frames and such to hold on to.  I used a friends bucket type this weekend and am convinced the bushkill type is much better for the bees well being
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