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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013
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    New London WI, USA
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    Default When is the best time to do a cut out?

    I have a friend that has two hives in the walls of his shed. He wants them out ASAP. I am very good at procrastination if needed to help the hives survive.

    what ya'll think? now or procrastinate as long as possible?

    Thanks Steve

  2. #2
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    Big Stone Gap, VA
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    Default Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    Definitely procrastinate several months. not sure of your area, but they will need a flow to repair comb and build stores.

  3. #3
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    Montesano, wa
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    Default Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    I have the same thing here in washington a buddy of mine has a 3x3 foot hive in a wall of his barn. I really want to pull it out but when is best time of year?

  4. #4
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    Mid April to early May in our area at the earliest. Heck the bees have been there this long, a couple more months is no big deal.

  5. #5
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    Park City Ky
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    Default Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    Steve Zone 5.... I am in Kentucky, and I believe we are at least a few weeks ahead of New London WI, for warm weather, and I would not even consider a cutout until mid April, would like to hold off until a full blown flow is in progress, around the 1st part of May.

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: When is the best time to do a cut out?

    Wait for drones if you don't get the queen they can raise a new 1

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