Ok, so I didn't take pictures during the 2 cut-outs. I didn't want to smear honey all over my camera. Here though, is the hole that I took the 1st colony from...It's about 2'x3'. It looks small because it's about 15' up.
This is the ladder and scaffold that I'm using. You can see the hole between the cross braces where I removed the 2nd colony. The third colony is between the light fixture on the right and the scaffold.
Here is a closer look at the third colony, bearding on the boards below the entrance.