Re: How much comb to keep when doing a large cut-out?
The more comb you need/want, the more you attempt to save. I would recommend you save the brood comb before starting on any stores or empties, time is not always your friend and cut outs seem to multiply the original estimate by some significant factor. Attempting to save nectar/honey makes a huge mess even larger, might consider throwing it in buckets and feeding it back to them later.
If you're working in a San Diego attic in the middle of summer you're going to earn this cut out. Be safe first, this colony isn't worth any lesser option.
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