The Perone concept of leaving them alone is what got me really interested in having honeybees. The TBH we built has been invaded by big red ants and the bees left...twice. A package was installed in a Langs and the TBH the same day...no ants in the Langs.....Evidently we don't have something right. It was built of old fence boards and I have been concerned about them being treated boards, also. We'll dismantle that and start over. I want an observation hive...so may build a long hive that I can use the Langs frames in. We've been out of town but neighbor says I still have bees. Maybe we can even get a frame or two of honey this year.
Anxious to hear how the conversion goes.