I'm not sure you really want to come down now. The high on Saturday is only going to be in the upper 50's. BRRR! Oh, When Will This Abominable Winter End!!!
Seriously, thanks for the advice on the rubber gloves. It never even crossed my mind how messy the cutout would be... Newbies, huh?.
I have some sawhorses. Maybe I could bring them to get the barrel off the ground and do the cutout. Then I could leave the hive box on the horses, too. Hmmm.
I like the idea of waiting til later, but am not sure scheduling will allow it. Will have to see.
Oh, and he assured me they were honeybees. So, I get to kick him in the knee if they aren't, right? that's the rule, right? especially after you get all excited and spend like 2 hours getting your gear together, right?