Re: 1st cutout
Do the best you can to remove the bees with their comb and band it into empty frames. Take your time and look for the queen as you go. Set your new equipment close to the cutout and watch how the bees react. They will fan the queens scent to attract the bees to their new location. If you can leave the new setup there and go back and check it for a couple days. I like doing that because the workers will go back and clean up all the honey left from the cutout at the old location. Even if you do relocate the queen she may not start to lay again for a week or more. Be patiend and let them settle in to the new residence. I usually leave mine undistured for at least a week. I don't like to use the vac unless its to pick up bees because I have to move them right away. I never just start vacuuming up bees at the beginning but I know many others do. Bring a helper to assist you.
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