Scott, I did vacuum about a half a box of bees. I don't recall this colony having a ton of bees as they were still in build up mode from what little winter we had. Of course they may have swarmed as well and reduced numbers up to this point.
For you other guys & gals I sometimes go ridiculously slow with the bees, keeping my movements on the slow side for the most part depending on how the bees are reacting to what I do.
i get a few stings here and there but try to be observant to how they are responding & use my smoker accordingly to keep them at bay.
I got a new belt, finally! :)