I'll get to use my Iddee vac next week

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by LtlWilli, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    I have a request from a friend who let a swarm spend the summer in his garage in a Snapper rear bagger. As to why, I have no clue, but he wants them gone, and I just plain want them. It could be tricky, but God helps children and idiots, so I'll be ok with my extreme youth. :lol: Wish me luck---it's my first time at bat.
    Rick~LtlWilli
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Go get'em, slugger.
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Good luck youngster :thumbsup:
     
  4. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    Hawhaw...My intention is to toddle under their radar. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hobie New Member

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    Suggestion: If you can bring a helper to watch the bees entering the box, and adjust the suction down so they don't get injured, you will avoid the mistake I made my first time and bring home more live bees.
     
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    LtlWilli New Member

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    Great point, Hobie. I was thinking about the same. Would tape over part o the suction outlet on the vac do it?
     
  7. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    That and the router control. I had mine turned up too high, and was up on a ladder and did not notice. Adjust the router control down, then, if the bees are still coming in too fast, untape the vent holes. Don't forget to block the hose entrance and untape the vents when you are done!
     
  8. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    Uhhhhh....my ignorance rears it's ugly head----where and what is the router control,Hobie?
    Thanks,
    Rick~LtlWilli
     
  9. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    I went over to inspect the "capture" spot.I was not amused much at the vast numbers of yellow jackets coming and going from the "beehive". :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  10. Hobie

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    Uh oh. Perhaps you have a different iddee-design vac than I do! "Never mind" and open the vents.

    Or perhaps it's a moot point now.
     
  11. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    The router control is the little yellow box next to the vac. It has a dial to turn the speed up and down, thus reducing and increasing the vacuum power. Bought at Harbor Freight for 9.95.

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  12. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    LtlWilli New Member

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    Ahhhh....I see now. I missed that one, but got the rest right at least. :roll: