I have a very nice, strong , and a bit aggressive feral hive that i want to cut out. My question is what would be the best time in the day to do this? They are deep in a column between some posts on my porch so it will be a little hard to see all the way down in there at night unless i set up some lights. The other factor is that during the day they are very busy and active. I am using a beevac to do this. Also, should i save some of the comb and tie it in a couple empty frames? I've heard it gives them a jump start in their new hive if you do that.
Any other good tips would be appreciated.