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Very cool. Did you get the queen? I did a cut out of a hive last year. The hive had been there for over a decade. I'm not sure how long it was continually occupied though. The comb was thick and black as night. I melted the wax down in a solar melter and was surprised it didn't end up much darker than my regular cappings.

I don't know of any way to tell the age of the hive by the comb. Mine wasn't 42 years old yet it couldn't get any darker.
 

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Great pics, looks like you got a good hive on your cut out. congradulations. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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