Great pictures JP. Seems like you can't get a break from swarms and cut-outs.
I have been getting some calls, but not nearly as many as you.
I got a call yesterday for a hive of bees in a box behind an old shed that they wanted to tear down. The property has been empty for about 1 1/2 years and there was a homemade bee box behind the shed. It was an easy one so far, as I only had to pick up the box of bees and take them home with me. My question to you and anyone else is what would be the best way to get this box of bees into a normal hive? I haven't opened it up yet, as it was made of plywood, about 22 inches square with an opening on one corner. Can I take the top off and put a super on the top hoping that they will move up, and then I can open the original box to remove any honey? It was
very heavy so I think that there is a lot of honey in the box. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks BEEMAN - Franklin, LA