My 80 year old neighbor called me up and told me he a bee hive moved into his sprinkler valve box. My Grandfather was a bee keeper and I used to go with him to the hives as a kid so I thought I would give it a shot. Bought a box, waited for early evening, fired up my Grandpas 60 year old smoker and put the hive in the box. Afterwards, I got to looking at the bees, and i am not sure that they are the regular honey bees, maybe a cross. Relatively docile though. I was stung twice, but a very mild sting. I think I got the queen in the new box. Anyone able to help me be sure. There are still a lot of bees around the sprinkler box. Will they go away. I moved the hive box to another location.
Thanks in advance for any help.