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Trevs Bees - Catching a Honey Bee swarm with a Bee Vacuum - YouTube


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This video inspired me a lot to get a Bee Vacuum myself. And the system you use seems realy efficient, without much space for failure. Unfortunately where I live I can not purchase such a bucket, so I wont be able to replicate this one. While searching for dust separators, I stumbled upon cyclone separator attachments for regular vacuums. The setup would be similar to this one [URL]http://kk.org/cooltools/files/2015/11/dustdeputy.jpg[/URL]. Here the concept [URL]https://www.oneida-air.com/images/static/dust-deputy-cyclone-diagram.png[/URL] I believe it could be an alternative, with additional advantages: [LIST] [*]The tangent entry would eliminate any impact to the bee. [*]Once in the bucket, beneath the separator, the bees would be in and suction free environment, so imaginably less stress. [/LIST] I wont start right away with the project, but would appreciate any thoughts on the idea.

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My unit is battery operated. Your one looks great. It is just the getting power to the swarm which can be a problem Best wishes

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