Tagged: bee vac
January 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm #7611Max MorganParticipant
Anyone have a recommendation on a commercially made bee vac that’s somewhat portable and lightweight (i.e. can be used on top of a 28″ ladder!)? I’m not completely satisfied with the one I am currently using which is a modified “Buckethead”.January 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm #7631DennisModeratorJanuary 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm #7634ceebs baileyModerator
I concur with Dennis’ recommendation of the Stanley small shop vac at Costco. Reasonable cost, easy to handle and powerful for its size. In fact, I bet it was Dennis who recommended it to me. Give a shout if you would like to take mine for a test drive.
January 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm #7652Ruth AskrenParticipant
- This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by ceebs bailey.
Although I bought the Nuc adapter from Dennis’s guy and I love it, I do recommend the stronger, standard size shop vac. You can always adjust the suction down as light as you want, but it’s also nice to have the “full-strength” option for jobs where you need several legnths of hose strung together (like up on that ladder) or just for cleaning up messes. You can give mine a try as well if you like.
RuthJanuary 20, 2014 at 7:37 am #7653DennisModeratorJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:39 am #7656Max MorganParticipant
One and all, many thanks for the feedback. I think I have decided to add a Bushkill Beevac to my equipment. I watched the Bushkill videos and really liked what I saw. I can see already it will save me a lot of travel time in the field on doing rechecks and recovering nuc boxes from job sites. With this crazy warm weather we’ve been having, bees are already starting to get active again in the Santa Clarita Valley.January 27, 2014 at 6:27 am #7676Kirk AndersonParticipant
The best one I have used was Ray’s he made it and it works really good. You can remove the screened cage real easy and set the bees in the shade,when ready dump them in the box where the comg is.It is the only one I have ever used that wasn’t a problem
KirkobeeoFebruary 5, 2014 at 9:59 am #7743Michael GentileParticipant
Would anyone be able to show me how to make a bee vac? I am planning on doing lots of swarm removal this year in The Valley and it sure would make things easier than shaking branches and spraying with sugar water!
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