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House Bee
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Location: Honolulu,HI

« on: October 09, 2012, 01:21:18 AM »

Anyone know of a good beevac?  I don't want to build my own, I want to buy one.  I have seen a couple, but don't know which one is any good.
Queen Bee
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Location: South Central Alabama - Zone 8A

« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 08:53:09 AM »

Bushkill Bee Vac / Robo-Vac

Not cheap, but great design and the best out there (in my rookie opinion).  Check the link out and see what makes it different from the rest of the vacs out there.  My 81 year old mentor was very impressed with the one I got.  With some rudimentary equipment and skills you can build one your self.  (I didn't think the equipment I had available at the time would do the job and I'm not commenting on my skills  rolleyes).

Rob, I never did say thanks for getting the vac shipped on out to me quick.  Thanks! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »

I do like Robos vac, but also check the bee catalogs for different styles and Ebay also.   
House Bee
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 01:30:10 PM »

I've been using Rob's type of vac now for two (2) yeasrs and like it very much, have modified it to suit myself,  JPP
Field Bee
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 11:08:22 PM »

I have a Walter Kelley.  Go with the bush kill vac!!! Far better and easier

most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.
Field Bee
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 01:06:39 AM »

I use one I got from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm.
I can handle it while on a ladder, when the cage gets crowded just swap out cages.
I've vaccumed swarms from hard to get places and around entrances to buildings.

Richard Vardaman (capt44)
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 09:55:48 AM »

I too have been using Robs bee vac design for years. We (my friends and I) have hived over 1000 swarms with this vac design. When adjusted properly, very few bees die or are left behind. I would not think of using another design vac. We run ours off one of those $100 Harbor Freight generators.

Good Luck,


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