Re: What to do with a bucket of bees?
If this hive is 5 years old, the comb in it should be well hardened by now with exception to the newest comb that has been built for honey storage. Turn it over upside down and cut it out and put it into a Lang, or long Lang. If you go to cutting it apart the chances are you are going to kill or at min P*** off so many it's not funny. Also if this is the hive that just set off the swarm you missed, you have to worry about getting the virgin queen as the mated queen just flew away with the swarm. So if i were you, find it some shade for about two weeks, then come back turn it over and cut it out.
Thomas Bartram - Since 2013, 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian