I removed a swarm of honey bees from a water valve box for a lady I know in a south Austinm TX residential area. The hive filled a 5-frame nuc with a good bit of comb left over. The bees became very agitated when I removed the valve box cover and started removing the comb. The hive didn't all swarm out but many of them swarmed about me and bumped my bee suit hood.
I brought the nuc (which is screened off to prevent bees from leaving) back to my location to repopulate a mostly vacant 8-frame hive box. I know european bees and african bees look the same for the most part. Is it safe to introduce these bees to my vacant hive box? It's the only hive box I have and it's in a residential area. I would appreciate your advice soon if possbile. Thanks.