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When they moved out they told the landlord that there were some bees living in the garage!
After cutting this baby out I started pulling chunks of honeycomb out of the big blue tub full of comb for the owner and then the elderly neighbor too. When I turned over the last piece for the neighbor there were bees hiding on the back side so I went to brush them off - one was the queen alive and well!
If not for sharing the honey she's be dead in the combs waiting to be rendered. :thumbsup:
There are no queens available here yet so it was risky to do the work this early in the season. Those split wire frames worked slick as can be, I need more because I filled all four of them with brood comb and I have another cut out scheduled.
The bees came through a one inch hole in a garage wall and filled the wall for five feet. Then chewed through the styrofoam to put on some additional living quarters! Technically I suppose this was not a cut out then as the cutting was already done, just a cut off and cut up.
Three cut outs in a half mile radius (no where near me just for the record) I love beeks who let their hives swarm! $ka-ching$ :D
 

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Thanks for the interesting photo. What is all the yellow coloration around the comb? Is this from all the bees with pollen, and propolis walking around that area? I haven't seen many wild colonies lately,..lol.
 

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That orange is all propolis sort of eaten into the styrofoam. Being April in NY the brood area was rather small, I didn't waste much and only got four frames of brood from the center of all that. Last fall with all that full of winter stores would have been a nice time to harvest but I bet the bee population would have been a bit overwhelming. But now I got a nice nuc all fed and settled in with the rest of the hives. The tub of comb and honey weighs in at 45 pounds.
 

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Whoa, that is amazing! If you ever need a hand Id love to tag along, help out and learn!
Great picture and thats so good you found the queen!!!

I went on a cut out at my parents house and helped out, what a mess that was! They were in the floor of a closet. Not much honey but the queen was found!!

If you dont mind me asking what do you charge? Or does it depend on the situation?
 
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