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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
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    Troy, OH
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    Default Late Season Cut Out - Advise Needed

    I have a cutout planned for Saturday to help a contractor buddy. He needs to replace a roof and do some siding work, but the home owner has bees in the house. He is willing to suit up and help me cut into the siding. This is my first cut out and I built a robo bee vac and have a bunch of buckets ready. What other things should I think about grabbing.

    Also, is it too late in the season to put them in their own hive and hope they'll survive or should I just combine them with another colony.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2010
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    Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, USA
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    Default Re: Late Season Cut Out - Advise Needed

    Just did a large one over the weekend, not my first, but the biggest. Wish I would have brought some rubber or other type of liquid repelent. gloves. Also you might want a crow-bar, putty knife (large and small), hive tool, hammer, skill saw, flash light, screw drivers, a large and small knife. The Bee-Vac is definetly a must. (Be careful of Electrical Wires!).

  3. #3
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    Apr 2009
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    Los Altos, CA
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    Default Re: Late Season Cut Out - Advise Needed

    Your contractor friend will have all the right tools to open up the structure. But as 'roo suggested, a bee vac is a must! Two knifes of different length and sharp.
    Queen catcher. Suit up. Rubber bands to secure the brood combs to frames. Bee quick if you have any, good to have handy just incase but not required. Flashlight.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2010
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    robertsdale,Al.,USA
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    Default Re: Late Season Cut Out - Advise Needed

    duct tape..quick hole filler-coverer,clear ammonia or vinegar to run them out or keep them from going into a cavity,little work table,long straws to slip in your veil for a drink

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