« Last post by Acebird on April 28, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »
I think I would drill a 1" hole with a hole saw about 10" above the concrete and shove the bottom end of a bucket in the top of the pipe to seal it off and get them to use the hole. Then I would place hive boxes next to the hole with drawn frames with maybe a queen lure. Now get a bucket smaller then the pipe and pour in a bee repellent. Tie a string to the handle so you can pull it out later. lower it down as far as it will go and seal off the top again. Wait for the bees to take up residence in the new hive. Then seal up the 1" hole when they are using the new hive. This may require adding a queen.