Hey groovers, so the decoy (wife) and I went and grabbed this possum box rom the tree. Pretty simple to get down. Once on the ground we took the lid off to have a quick look and werent surprised to find it completely full of bees and comb. Wrapped it in blanket and put it on the trailer to take home.
At home we pulled it apart and cut the comb into frames and cable ties them in. I think we got 5 or 6 really full frames of brood, drone comb and honey.
The bees were friendly and fairly small, there was loads of drones and we couldnt find the queen. But pretty sure she ended up in the new hive as all the bees on the ground all walked in there without having to be told to :)
I think we will end up with a good 1 litre of honey and a big pile of wax from the left overs and i will keep the possum box as a swarm lure/trap...I will just hinge he lid. Honey was amazing, not sure if it legitimately tastes good or it tastes good cos you just spent 4 hours getting it.