Maybe there is another thread where this question might be more appropriate. Sorry, if there is. But, when doing a cutout, how can you determine the expanse of the colony? I have two fairly simple ones (so they sound and look now) to do, and I want to make any "incisions" as small as possible.
This is my first year keeping bees, but I have caught 6 swarms. I have passed, besides those 6, several other calls on to friends. I know most beekeepers, at least around here, advise against tackling cutouts. I guess I will give it a go and see how it turns out.
Very interesting info in this thread. Thanks!