Hello everyone. I am new to Bee Source and new to Bee keeping. I have been researching bee keeping for about a year with the hopes of purchasing a premade bee box and have a hive shipped to me. However, circumstances had their own plans and I am now the owner of a full sized hive that has attached itself to some plumbing in my house that desperately needs to be repaired. The bee keeper in town wants $80 to collect and keep the hive. The exterminator wants $75 to come and kill the hive. I want to keep the hive but have NO experience and limited knowledge.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated from how to find the queen, how to handle her with protective gear on, what time of year/day is best, smoke vs sugar water spray, etc.
Tres Lunas Ranch,