I have one feral hive in regular deeps on frames and I would like start a topbar hive (already built) somehow using some of these bees. I dont know how to go about this. Any suggestions or instructions would be greatly appreciated. I know that some members of the bee association to which I belong will be re-queening some of their hives sometime in the near future and maybe instead of killing their existing queens they might be willing to save one or two for me. Would this be of any help for this process or would a split work better in the long run? I've had these bees for about one year and have never done a split,only read about them. I read about MIKI'S problem in getting the bees to start building from the top bars after placing frames with bees into the top bar hive and figured I'd probably have similar results. Again, thank you for any advice.
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