Re: Newbee bee vac question.
When we do our cutouts we always remove as much of the comb with adhering bees as we can, and band them into frames. I would never take a chance vacuuming up a queen, as you may kill her. Once we locate the queen (not always) then I feel a little better about vacuuming up a few remaing bees. In short I don't like using a vacuum unless totally necessary. Cut them out and leave them at that location for a couple days if you can. If you are able to relocate the queen she might not start to lay for over a week or so. Be patient.
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