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Offline ian michael davison

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« on: January 14, 2006, 06:37:10 AM »
Hi all
This is my first post on the forum and it is indeed very interesting to see the comments of beekeepers across the pond.
 A friend of mine has a bee hoover for collecting swarms that was purchased in the states. Can anyone give me the details of a supplier.
Many thanks
Regards Ian

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 07:55:27 AM »
You mean a bee vacuum?

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Brendhan
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Offline ian michael davison

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 11:24:12 AM »
Hi Brendan
Yes indeed i did mean Vacuum. :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006, 11:35:05 AM »
A question I can finally answer with some know how.
We don't buy bee vacs. We make them.

Okay we buy the parts but otherwise we make them.

I was given information on how to build one in my moving bees topic. The actual link is http://www.beesource.com/plans/beevac/index.htm which I believe is also can be found through the Hive Plans, Construction tips area. There was also a a way to build one similar to what I did which was to use two 5 gallon buckets. I can't quite remember where that link is.

I hope this helps.

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Brendhan
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 12:09:39 PM »
Brushy Mt. sells a Bee vac, but it's actually the part that connects to your shop vac.  I think Walter T. Kelly also has them:

http://go.netgrab.com/secure/kelleystore/asp/home.asp
http://www.beeequipment.com/products.asp?pcode=472
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