JP, just a suggestion you may want to try. I notice you use a longer solid vac ext. then mine, and hold it horizontally. I have been using a 12 in. ext. and holding it vertically. I find I can skim up the comb right next to it without gouging it and the suction being downward, gravity assists in taking them in.
Just a thought you might want to play with.
PS. Nice hive, and another nice job. Yep, I've found a few that told me to don my jacket, too. :shock: :-D