I got a call this evening,lady has a hive in her back yard that was swarming.
I got there too late for the swarm but she says to take the five year old hive,she didn't want it around.
It is inside an upside down galvanized wash tub in the deep shade of a tree.
I threw a net on it and could barely lift it onto the tail gate. Slid it part way on and looked up into it.
Good strong hive.
So right now it is in the truck. Tomorrow will be hot so I have to find it some shade.
So what do I do with it?
I don't want to have the thing over my head and work on it. If I tilt it the comb will break apart.
I am thinking of setting it on plywood with holes down to a hive box below.
Trouble is that the tub is plenty large,I don't think the queen will ever run out of room and go down to the hive box.