Just got home from the removal of the barrel with bees.
When I got there I see honey on the ground around the barrel!!!
I asked if the barrel was moved and owner said it was not.
Bees were bearding outside the entrance. It probably hit about 82F today.
Maybe the heat and not a good comb build resulted in the heavy comb with honey
My father and I quickly brushed the external bees into a box and sealed the hole
with a screen. Then had to build a quick platform/bottom because the owner
didn't know if it was open or not. Found out later there is a bottom.
Lifted it, two person at first, onto a furniture moving wheel thingie, it was heavy!!!
Not sure how heavy the barrel alone is but it was pretty darn heavy.
Anyways, trucked it, strapped down, and moved the barrel to my beeyard.
Opened up the entrance and put some grass infront of it.
And yes, honey still leaking out of the barrel. :(
I'll take some pics of it tomorrow.
I plan on leaving it for one week to see how they do with their new location,
then do as I planned on adding a medium ontop as their new brood chamber
and top entrance.