Just went out today with my mentor and worked a few of his hives... we are in a flow now and have filled comb all over the place. He tells me I'm doing well working the boxes and that's good to hear. I've been reading forums on cut-outs and working with AHB's, living in AZ thought it would be a good idea. I have a strong background in construction so I feel doing cutouts might help offset the costs a little. But, truth be told, I always been fascinated by insects and beekeeping fit's me to a tee!