Ok, couple questions I thought of...
For the removed comb, do I need to keep the comb oriented the same direction in frame, or can I turn it sideways to better fit the frame (or upside down if I accidentally forget which way was right side up on a piece of comb)?
I decided to go with just regular frames instead of cutout frames but which is better for cutout comb, GTB or WTB? I'm thinking WTB since it would seem to mimic the wedges on TBH "frames" and thus might give the bees a better chance at attaching it to the frame but you tell me.
Another question, if it ends up being a dead-out, and I can determine that the hive died from starvation, if you were me, would you consider re-using the comb on another hive (the swarm hive that doesn't have a whole lot of comb already) or would you melt it all down just in case?
There is also definately a bumble-bee hive in this same wall and I may not have any other choice but to open it up at the same time that I open up the honeybee hive. How would you deal with the bumble-bees? I also would like to remove them somehow so that my co-worker doesn't have to deal with any bees at all when he tears down the garage, but I really don't have a good place on my small property to put a bumble bee nest, and we have plenty of bumble bees that visit our property anyway, so I'm not too particular about keeping them. What would you do?