How to Build a Bee Vacuum




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Using a bee vacuum makes collect wild hives easier and damages the bees less than brushing them into boxes.

You also collect of the bees, which leads to a better outcome.

Step 1: You'll Need a Larger Box to Be the Vacuum Chamber.

You'll need to add an inlet and a wired box to capture the bees.

Step 2: Mark and Drill the Hole for the Inlet.

Drill into the lid and screw together making a seal around the lid.

Step 3: Make a Stand Tall Enough for the Box to Reach the Lid.

Make sure there is enough space for an inlet for the vacuum at the bottom of the box.

Step 4: Measure and Drill the Vacuum Input Hole.

Attach a joint to the inside and outside of the box.

Step 5: For Pressure Control Add a Tap.

Opening the tap will lower the pressure and closing it will increst the pressure.

Step 6: Next, You'll Need a Vacuum Cleaner.

Attach to the input at the bottom of the box.

Finally, attach a hose to suck up the bees.

Step 7: Cut Off the Bottom of the Tin to Give the Bees More Room When They Enter.

Step 8: All That's Left to Do Is Put It to the Test!

Step 9:



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    3 Discussions


    1 year ago

    This is really cool. Now, are you THE Bush Bee Man?? : )


    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing. Im new to bee keeping, just got my first lot of honey 2 weeks ago. I got a swam out of a tree that fell over, your bee vacuum would of made it much easier. I was thinking I might make a special top and bottom for a bee super that I can hook up the vacuum cleaner to, then I wouldn't have to move them out of the box.


    1 year ago

    I realize honey bees are a commodity. But me, and bees in general, don't mix. I've had my share of bee stings in my life time. And if I never ever get stung again, it won't spoil my day. Nice project to save those bees.