We did our first cut-out last night, using a bee-vac following Robo's design. The vacuum worked very well.
The bees seemed small compared to my other two hives.
We were able to get 10 deep frames using the hinged type frames to place the comb into.
My question is how long should we wait until we go in and check for the queen?
We did not see her during the cut out but there was alot of bees. We used a medium hive body with the screened shim and then placed the deep with all the frames of brood on top of the medium. We slid the screen out slowly between them and after dark I could hear them up there with the brood.
I don't want to wait too long, but I also don't want to add any more stress than I already have.
They seem to be coming and going today. Lots of orientation flights.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance.