Re: Really need input (help) on this.
Cutouts need awhile to settle down. You didn't describe how the removal went. Did you band in brood to empty frames? Were you able to locate the queen? Did you make sure to leave them some honey in the comb? Did you use a vacuum ? (hard on bees). I leave mine alone for well over a week then inspect them. Look for queen cells or better yet eggs. That will tell you a lot.
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