I second ... or was it third or fourth the comment to "not get discouraged" just keep in mind that cutouts are hard work, very seldom easy and always challenging. You will find out they are never just worth the bees you may or may not get. Make sure you are getting compensated whether its with pay or personal satisfaction of saving bees. A proper functioning bee vac will help immensely until your more experienced. Lastly, not to be discouraging, but if you didn't like a cut out that most can be done on the ground and in front of you, be prepared for the uncomfortable issues of working off a ladder, tired arm from doing everything overhead and honey dripping and running down your head, neck, arms, chest and legs. It takes certain kinds of people to do these.,,, I for one love it. :lol: of course I have never been noted for extra common sense.