I rescued a colony of bees in July with my apprentice Megan and haven’t posted pics yet.
These sweet little bees were living in a water meter box on a grass strip in between a street and sidewalk. It is a dangerous place for a hive because it is a common place for children to play and for unwitting people to park their cars and then step out basically directly onto a bee hive. So it needed to be removed.
The removal went very well. As you can see we removed all of the comb onto frames which went into a hive box. There were almost ten full frames of brood comb.
I relocated the box to the bee yard and left them alone for a few weeks. Hive removal is a traumatic experience for a colony.
I peeked in the hive last week to check on the situation. They have all stages of brood and are gathering food and growing! Which means they have a healthy laying queen and all is well in the kingdom of the bees, BH.