Basic Model: Gen 2.5 Everything Bee Vacuum
This model is for doing a handful of removals a year, or just getting started doing removals. It includes all the basic features that you’ll need to do a removal while keeping the costs within reason. Included is the bucket, basket, vacuum head, charger, long nozzle, and 7 foot hose. There are no extra parts and it does not include the backpack straps or retractable remote. The speed control knob is built into the vac head.
This unit is built for the rugged environment of doing removals. Large 7 gallon bucket will hold 50k bees with near zero deaths. The motor is powerful, normal bee-sucking speed is about 50%, and 100% power is great for clearing a hose clog sucking up a swarm quickly (careful, it can suffocate them). The 7 foot hose will reach about anywhere you want. The 18” nozzle will reach up between comb and suck up the bees. I advertise that the battery will run for 6+ hours, and most customers get 8+ hours of runtime on a single charge (lithium ion battery). This battery is rated for 500 cycles at 80% discharge, so it will last a long, long time. The gate valve on the side is vented, so when done, you can pull the hose and close it, but still allow a light airflow to keep the bees cool and provide fresh air. The charger is powerful enough to run the van in the rare chance you drain the battery. It has a simple red / green LED to indicate when charging & when the battery is full.