What is your temp there? I would think it would be worth a shot, especially if they will be destroyed without your efforts. I have done a few cutouts, but none this time of year.
I'll third that. They're tearing down the house anyways. Plus I just looked at the temp in Wichita, 32 degrees. This is really your best option if want live bees at the end of the process. Good luck.Really like the idea of cutting out the entire side of the wall that contains the bees.
Excellent idea! I'd add one suggestion - be sure to seal the top of the wall very well, so when it rains or snows, water doesn't get into the hive and kill the bees.Cut out the entire wall and carry it home.