Yesterday, while cleaning out his wood duck nesting boxes, a friend found that honey bees have moved in to one over the summer and built up a nice size colony. I'm going tomorrow to remove the entire box from the tree and bring it home, far away from any temptation of his to remove (kill) the bees. I'll decide over the winter what to do with them next spring.
I plan to cover the opening with screen, keep the box upright the entire time, and find it a stable place in the yard for the winter.
Any thoughts or advice?