I did a cut out today... more of a "chisel" out since their entry was in a brick wall. I checked the inside of the home first and drilled a test hole and found that there was a "false wall" so with that I assumed that they were above that wall, so outside I went. It went rather well and took a few hours....ended up getting 8 frame of brood and 9 frames of honey. I borrowed a bee vac from a frined (box in a box design) and vac'd up the bees but when I went to hive them they were a big ball of 'candied" bees... id don think that they are going to make it so i will probably jut add the brood to my other hives.
My questtion is this: when I vac's up the bees they were on the comb not swimming in honey and i was carefull about taking up any pieces of comb/honey or bees that were obviously sticky≥.... so if i were taking up dry bees why were they a gooey mess afterwards?
you can see my progression of pictures i took when i remembered
you'll notice one pic where the bees were just gathering on the wall kind of staging...there was no entry but it made it easy to vac them up enjoy! with it being mt first cutout i had a great time!http://picasaweb.google.com/srepasky/Cutout1?feat=directlink