I've been reading more of John Vivian's book keeping bees. On the collecting wild bees section he tell how to move them from the trap box to the hive, which starts the question.
He puts some drawn comb in a frame between two strings. I don't know what drawn comb is and haven't found an answer to that question either. It appears from the pictures that it is comb cells that are empty? He said that the bees will finish fastening the comb to the frame and haul the string out side and dispose of it.
There is still comb in the short block (about 15" long and standing vertial) of wood I cut off that apperes to be empty as yesterday the 2nd. The bees seem to be robbing the honey from that chunk of wood and takeing it back to the horzontal log.
Might this help me capture the bees from the big chunk of log?