Well Crackerbee and G3 did a cut out this afternoon (we were originally only going to meet up for breakfast), took us 1 1/2 hours to drive to the house. It was an older house that had an addition build onto the side of it and the bees had gotten inside through a crack in the siding, right in the corner of the house. After removing a piece of siding it was obvious that they had built in an old window opening that had been sheet rocked over. It was very difficult working through the little crack and the comb was new and tender but top heavy with honey. Jerold the home owner was a champ at helping us out by providing a small diameter extension for the bee vac hose and some paint sticks to use as "chop sticks" to fish the comb pieces out. I took about a dozen hits and Crackerbee took several himself. Cracker you sure are a real trooper to have been your first cut out and only had bees since this year. Hope this ol' redneck showed you a thing or two, we even went and checked on a trap out but ran out of time to go after a bee tree. [attachment=11:31mlee4t]100_0713.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] [attachment=10:31mlee4t]100_0715.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] [attachment=9:31mlee4t]100_0720.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] [attachment=8:31mlee4t]100_0720.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] A little crowd control. [attachment=7:31mlee4t]100_0725.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Now we can see a little comb. [attachment=6:31mlee4t]100_0727.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Trying to fish the comb out through the small crack with paint sticks. [attachment=5:31mlee4t]100_0729.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Have you ever seen a bee vac with a scope on it :lol: actually it was a flash light, worked like a charm, is that redneck enough for yuns!! [attachment=4:31mlee4t]003.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Here is Crackerbee, not sure if he is having fun yet or not. [attachment=3:31mlee4t]005.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Crackerbee is after them! [attachment=2:31mlee4t]100_0730.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] Crackerbee took one to the left eye for the team, was a real trooper about it, not even a dirty word was heard :lol: [attachment=1:31mlee4t]100_0731.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] A dab of bee-go on a piece of burlap stuffed way back in the back go things moving again. [attachment=0:31mlee4t]100_0734.JPG[/attachment:31mlee4t] All finished with the cut out, got a pretty good amount of bees, not sure if the queen is in there or not, will check in a couple of days for her. Brought them home and got them set up in the ten frame box and stuck in their two little combs of eggs. This was a swarm that had moved in on Friday so there was nothing but a few eggs that we found, just enough to anchor them, I hope. I had a great time and met a new friend from the forum, thanks for the fun day Crackerbee.