I looked at a hive today that I am going to try to catch. They are living in a wal of an old house. They are entering a hole just above the outside basement door so the access is somewhat limited on the outside.
The picture isn't too good since I took it with my phone and I was right in the only flight path with no equipment on. The bees are almost all black and seem fairly large but seem to pretty calm. There was a lot of activity and a constant stream of bees in and out, probably 2-3 per second.
My plan was to cut away the wall inside and move as much comb and bees as possible into a box and then slide the opening of the box as close to the hole in the wall as possible and leave it for a week or so to let them get settled.
Does this sound like it might work? Any suggestions.