Got a call from this women (named Shawna) who happens to be the project manager for our 4H beekeeping club. I am teaching this club beekeeping and somehow someone contacted Shawna that there was a dresser filled with bees sitting at a construction site about 1/2 hour away from me.
Anyway Shawna went down there today and reported back to me that the bees filled up only about 1/2 of the top drawer of the dresser. Not a whole lot of bees, much honey and some brood. They are bringing in pollen
She wants to bring that dresser back to her house tomorrow and save those bees. The construction site men said the project is finished and the bees have to go.
So I am asking you all for advice.
If there is a small population of bees would it be best to just do a cut out and place everything into a small nuc and feed them??? I would tie in some of the honey into frames also. And if you agree with this scenario, how would I tell her to feed them for the duration of the winter??
It is a bit to cool at night now for sugar syrup. Since she will have to feed them all through the winter, so would it be best to just place newspaper on top of the frames and dump that bakers sugar on top??
She doesn't have anyother beehives so combining is out of the question.
Please send any advice because she is bringing the dresser to her home tomorrow, and wants to place them into the nuc on Thursday since we still have some decent weather.