this should be the final chapter. don't want to get to boring
between squalls, even though it's pretty yucky outside, i got into that barn hive. the bees are still in there!!!! that's a big deal, because i had not seen any activity and was afraid the hive was empty. then, i got into the rubbermaid tub and found the clump of bees. pretty good size clump. got them into the hive also. added some frames with good foundation. didn't have 10 in there and a couple were empty anyway.
so....it's still kind of messy, but that's a problem for another day. it may be that i'll just have to take some time and fix them up slowly over the course of the summer.
i'm just really happy that they are still there and seem to be doing fine!
with any luck, there is a queen in there somewhere too