Cutout Location stories

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Barry Tolson, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Barry Tolson

    Barry Tolson New Member

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    I have been fortunate to have had good success in accurately locating colonies inside walls prior to doing a cutout. Between close observation, discussion on the construction, and use of a stethoscope, I have been able to pinpoint my targets. It has always been a concern, though, that my best guess would be wrong and I would cut out a section of wall...only to learn that the colony is actually a long ways away.
    Has anyone ever experienced such surprises? It would be interesting to hear of any such accounts and the circumstances.
    Thanks
     
  2. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Barry:
    I've been following your postings with great interest. I'm a first year beekeeper and am learning much from reading everything I can. I, too, would be interested in this subject-I can see me responding to my first cut-out and totally mess it up. Thank you for bringing this up.
    Rodger