I am new and in the Learning of Bee's and Keeping
I have no Hives as of yet but what I do have is a,
Hive in a tree in the Neighbors yard. with full access to it .
The Hive is about 6 or so feet off the ground and the tree is Somewhat
alive ,the owner has no intentions of Cutting it,but told me too
take as long as I wish to get them out,for a experiment(failed) I blocked
the main entrance to about 90% I then placed a Box with 5 frames and put
comb in 3 .I also put a jelly jar feeder out of on the landing Board
of this empty hive box. I filled it twice before I gave up.
The only thing that happened was wax moths, beetles,
I took the comb in froze it for a day or so put it back out
I also think some Pollen steeling from the bees ?
I did this thinking I had a better place than what they where in .We have been
getting tons of rain and the entrance of their hive faces up its open like a Funnel so I
figured they may not like the continual water bath and move a few feet into the nice
Dry hive I put out. Ok now that I told you what I did what can I do ??
If I trap them out and they take to my Box after they are there ? what about the Queen
If I get her, can I then reopen their old Hive so they can get the Honey? and the rest
of their belongings ?? lol Is this at all possible
Also when they are trapped out what becomes of the Honey its just abandoned because they don't
know when they leave its a one-way walk ? Flight?
Sorry I am in Tamapbay Fl