So a post on craigs list about beekeeping and looking for bees lands me with a call from a gal who picked up her 1st swarm while in college. She took them home in a cardboard box and talked her dad into taking care of them. So jump ahead 5 years for her and she calls me and ask about taking bees from a tree that is going to be cut down. She has tried to keep bees but had issues with neighbors. She has a co-worker that is interested in bee keeping and has offered to lend a hand. I asked her if she would be interested in helping me with the cut outs I have this spring and in return I would help her friend get a hive or 2 going. So I met up with her today and she helped with a cut out from a garage, and she also found another colony in the walls of the garage: will go after that one later. Put my version of a bee vac in use today grr..vstill need to do some fine tuning on it. Got 8 solid frames of brood and give or take a gallon of honey.