Tried to update my prior post with no success, so forgive the entirely new post. This was a FUN cut out! The comb was too soft to save much, but....WE GOT THE QUEEN!!!! :yahoo: Here we go.... The BOX of BEES..... The Box....broken into, to reveal the colony,,,, Wow!!! The removal fun begins!!! No in progress removal pics, as I was way too sticky with honey! The entire colony could not have been there more than 6 months...managed to save 2 frames of brood, but it was all VERY soft. "Bee Box" after cut out....though the pic doesn't really show it, this is just the remnants of comb, about 1/2 inch left at best....NICE comb pattern, or what? Did I mention, we found the QUEEN??? :yahoo:ancing: The beautiful orange/gold colored queen is in a clip inside the hive, and "The March" has begun! I will be picking up this hive today, or tomorrow, and looking forward to having these super nice gals in my Apiary! Fun, FUN, FUN STUFF!!! ancing: Happy Bees to all!