Wow, I had a great day. Finally something went right.I got stung a lot. I also learned a lot. The bees were in a compost bin in a back yard buried in bushes. The composter had no bottom. Thats where the going got rough. Anyway to make a long story short, as soon as I moved the composter the game was on. The bees fired me up. I got stung in places I didn't know existed. So I did what any good beekeeper would do, I ran like hell. After 45min or so I returned to the crime scene. The girls were still all fried up. I had to get my gear out of there if I was going to quit. I'm not usually a quiter, So I took a deep breath, fired up the smoker and went in. It was a beautiful thing. The combs were big. They were about 19-20 inches across and 15-18 deep. There was also lot of honey. Its funny what Makes us happy. The girls will now be settled in the bee yard. Wish me luck. I hope they make it. PS Some of the stings didn't hurt at all. Others are swelling like sausages. Go figure. PS For those who will protest, the home owner hates bees and said he was going to spray them out.