Got a call today. 7 vertically hanging combs in an appletree with good numbers of bees on it. Guy estimates it the size of a basketball. IN SW PA, we will soon have frost. IT appears these bees have not found an indoor home. What will happen to them? He sent a camera phone pic and although I can't make it out, it looks like a good sized colony and ther is capped honey present.
I have a few extra hive bodies, and supers, including a super off of one of my strong hives with about 5 frames filled and capped in it. My hives all have a deep full of honey, so they will winter ok here. I suppose i could cut out the natural comb in the tree and string it in a deep, and give them the super and a fill it with the drawn comb that I have extra.
Is it worth a shot, or is it too late, or should I let ma nature take over? I have three new hives all ready for next spring as I am planning an increase. Would this be worth a shot?
What would you all do???