Fantastic pics JP!
I've got my first cut out scheduled.
I am hoping this going to be a good learning experience for me. Its an industrial site rather than someone's home. Nice and open and a single panel uninsulated wall with a poured concrete wall behind it.
My question is...
I know when the "heavy" swarm season is locally, but when should I perform a cut-out? The building is a wheat gluten warehouse so the bees have built their colony right into a brood rearing superstore.
Could the simply explode with population as it gets warmer or am I exaggerating the effects such a convenient source of protein would provide?
Michael, Robo, anyone else that wants to chime in, feel free.
The wear on the outer paneling (bottom and top) suggests that the colony could be stretching as high as 16 feet. Any idea what I should take with me in terms of boxes and frames to capture what I can? I have about 2 dozen empty frames put aside for this and other projects, I just built a bee vac, and with the farm, tools for contract type work are not an issue at all. I'll even have a small generator with me if power is an issue.