Tubing systems in the sugarbush greatly increase the amount of sap collected when they are designed and maintained properly. The use of artificial vacuum also increases sap collection. These are not a substitute for proper tapping techniques and sound sugarbush management. In turn, quality control of the entire maple operation produces the finest maple product possible. The information provided here is intended to help you make maple sap production more rewarding and less labor-intensive work. Please remember, in all aspects of maple production, always practice safely.