Did a removal this morning complete with rain. Had a canopy set up for my helper and guest.
But I was positioned on step ladder right under the eaves. Got all my parts soaked.
This colony moved in last year. Some of the comb was older than that though. I had been checking on this colony since the end of Winter and had seen the bees bring in pollen. There was a fair amount of pollen, capped and uncapped honey. But, I never saw any brood, larvae, or eggs. I'm wondering if the latest cold snap caused the queen (who I didn't see son don't know if I got her) to stop laying and everyone had already emerged.
I'll check the hive in a couple days to see if there is any activity. If not, and if I don't find the queen I'll do a newspaper combine with a colony I removed a few weeks ago.
At sometime in the past, someone had done a removal from this same location. Time to put hinges on that section of siding :-D