What a beautiful set up for a cutout. a remover's dream. Wish I could have been there to help on that one.
WHERE'S THE UMBRELLA?
This was no remover's dream Iddee, I assure you. What made it a pain was the rotten wood I had to break away in pieces to access pockets of bees and comb.
Because of the rot it was difficult to detach comb sections as some were attached to the underside of the plywood and some of these same sections were encased with tar and rotten wood and even the concrete underside of the porch.
The overhead stuff wasn't a problem, but the combs over the outer beam were difficult to access and this is where the majority of the rotten wood was. It was difficult to avoid honey drippage in these areas.
I went back this evening and added a medium atop the deep and checked on the queen. She is fine.
The bees are still robbing some of the spilled honey (a plus!) so I will remove the hive tomorrow night.