Cut out

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  1. Beeboy

    Beeboy New Member

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    I just got from doing a cut out. Not a huge hive, but a lot of comb. There were three pieces if comb in there that about 7-8 inches wide and 5 feet long. Tons of brood in it.

    This is the first cut out I had ever done. The walls inside the house were plaster walls, about a half inch thick. I was thinking these are going to be some angry bees by the time I get through beating some holes in that plaster, but these were the most gentle bees I had ever seen.

    THis put me up to five hive, as I was down to one hive at the beginning of the year, so I am super excited!
     
  2. TexasnewBee

    TexasnewBee Member

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    Way to go BB :thumbsup:. Was this a house that someone was living in?
     

  3. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    1. Free Bees, can't beat that.
    2. Did you get the queen?
    3. Did you charge for the cutout?
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    WOO HOO!! glad to see your yard is growing !!
     
  5. PerryBee

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    Congratulations, nothing like doing a cut-out to get the heart beating faster, that's what keeps us looking younger than the non-beekeeping community. :thumbsup: :lol:
     
  6. Beeboy

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    This house was empty. A man about my age (early forties) had just bought it along with forty acres. He told us the house was built in 1907, so that was neat in its self.

    I did not charge for doing the cut out. It was fairly simple, and I try to reasonable with folks.

    i am certain that I got the queen as I got a ton of brood along with a lot of gentle workers, then vacuumed the rest of them. There were not that many bees that we couldn't get just a few that got up high in the stairway that we couldn't get to, & a few outside.