Great pics. Awesome opportunity for you. I do have a question for you experienced "cut-outers." I notice in the close up pics that there is some old broken and abandoned comb in the lower left. On the other side of the stud from the colony. I saw that in a cutout this year too. Is that evidence of a previous colony that failed? In my case, there were a few more pieces of really old comb, and residue on the inside wall showing where a colony used to be. Then on the other side of the stud, was a large colony like the one shown. I'm thinking the parent colony failed at some point in the past, but a swarm took up in the next section of wall, perhaps from the original.
What do you guys think? Is that what we see in this pic?
Oh, now I see that above the old comb, you have some newer comb. Were they using that side too? Did you cut up that side and find more?