“I used my new Bushkill BeeVac for two cut-outs this week. It worked so well, I wish I had bought it earlier. This is my first time using a vacuum for bees so I can’t compare it to others out there, but I can say this for sure… I can’t imagine there being a better quality or easier to use product on the market. The Bushkill BeeVac is so simple to use, handy to transport bees to their new home, and greatly reduces the effort and grief of doing a cut-out. It has proven to be worth every penny it cost.”
- Brian, Illinois
“This beevac design is far superior to others on the market. You have the option of loads of power or a gentle nudge to get the bees in the hive body. I have been able to remove numerous hives out of walls and relocated swarms with mine. It is the Bee’s Knees!
- Rob McKay, Louisiana
Wildlife Abatement, LLC
Does the bee vac work with only deep hive bodies?
No, our bee vacs work with any depth hives bodies. Based on the size of the swarm or cut-out, you can choose the best size hive bodies for the job.
How should I paint my bee vac?
Paint your bee vac just as you would any hive. Painting the inside of the bottom board helps cleaning it when you suck up debris and honey. We recommend not painting the inside of the vac top, especially the slide area.
Do you have plans so that I can build my own?
We do not have plans available.
Reduce the need to even use a bee vac by using swarm traps. Our bee vac is by far the easiest on bees and beekeeper, but you can ease the stress even more by proactively setting out swarm traps. There are many options out there for swarm traps, but if ease and less stress is high on your priority list, use traps that have frames. Using non-frame based traps like the compress paper fiber pot type or even plain boxes still leave the stress and hassle of “cutting” the colony out of the trap and relocating it to a traditional hive. Over the last few years we have been experimenting with trap sizes and designs and have come up with one that we believe works quite well.