Lots of brood and a couple of the smaller outer comb were full of uncapped nectar/honey. Was 10 frames worth not putting in almost any honey.
What it looked like in the morning
As the morning went on
Before lunch, hoping the queen was in the box
After lunch we felt she most definitely was not in the boxes
Brushed and snowplowed (with a cardboard piece) as many big chunks as possible down into the box. And finally got her
And what they looked like 5 hours later at 7 pm
They also looked exactly like that at 9 when I hoisted them down off that ladder and into my truck. Put this box over I had that was nearly perfect size
Got them home, unboxed them and put them down onto their cinder block stand as soon as I got home.
Thanks for the offer of the vac though Sun