A picture was posted today on our bee club facebook page of a swarm that had moved into a crushed hot water heater earlier this summer and they wanted to know what to do to get the hive through the winter to relocate them into a hive in the spring. Given the size of the tank and location I don't think they'll survive the winter. I was thinking that I could do a trap-out now using one of my lighter, queenright hives as the catch hive then let them rob the hive out and build up some extra stores. I just am not sure that I have enough time to complete a trap-out and rob the parent hive out before it gets so cold the bees can't or won't fly. I'm in central IL, we can expect a killing frost anytime in the next 2 weeks. The other option is to just leave it alone and see what happens come spring.