Has anyone made a Be vac attachment to where you hook up a shop vac to this unit and it sucks Honey bee's to trans plant them to a Hive . I have one and It seem to work great after getting the air adjusted so it doesn't suck so hard that get smashed do to the velocity or speed they travel through the tube .
I think I am going to change to a smooth tube to save more of the Bee's then the ribbed stuff .
This works great if your not in a big hurry and have the time to save what you can so Like to know your thoughts of this bee vac system .
Yes, you are corect to use the smooth tubing. The trick is to have several holding baskets. This way you can use several at one site and not over heat the bees. Also help to extend the hose so you are not as limited in the length when you up a ladder you can leave unit on the ground, etc....I was think they save alot of time and hassel when you are tearing out a wall, or have a swarm to far out to cut a branch.
I do use three of these as you call baskets and get about 5 hundred bee's to a basket as you said not to over heat or crowd them and after doing my first job with this set up i have I found that a smooth hose is a must to save more bee's .
I do like the way this system works but isn't fast and does save the bee's form the old method I use to use .
This is a great way to gain a swarm for your Hobbies in bee keeping but yet making some cash along the way after trans planting this swarm .
I enjoy offering this service to the customer and them known the bee's will be put to good use on a farm .
I had already had some offers to rent the bee's for next year season in an Apply orchard farm so this makes me happy to know the bee's are being saved by me Wild catch .NWCO
Well,i guess working off a ladder most of my life has made me complacent.Wednesday night I was up on a ladder in a garage with a concrete floor.The bottom of the ladder slipped out and I rode the ladder dowm 12ft.My wrist was/is dislocated,fractured and I tore all the ligaments.It was bent in the shape of an s!I just got home from the hospital and I am awaiting surgery....THIS SUCKS!.....PLEASE BE CAREFUL UP THERE!
This is the first of 17 National Wildlife Control two hour[minimum] podcasts as part of Sites BY Robb's The Wildlife pro Network . Good reading before listening to the podcast would be National Wildlife Control Training Program Manual before the podcast would be to pre read the raccoon module.
The First National Wildlife Control Traiaing Program Raccoon Module Podcast
Ron Jones, Tim Julien, Paul Brooker, Mike Flick and Tom Schenck…