I did my first cutout ever from a 5 year old hive inside an old barn today. After the LONG, HOT, SWEATY, STICKY, STINGING mess was over....I can't wait until the next one. Learned so much, and only through the knowledge of this forum was I confident enough to tackle something like this. Surprised at how little of brood and honey there was for a hive this established, but it was in a relatively small area. Pics at http://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Bees/138788096176625 Thanks to everyone who participates on this forum....it helps us new guys.