So I am moving onto a old family farm that hasn't been touched in 10 years. On the property are two "bee boxes", and I have been doing a little reading to see if it is something I would like to take up. Before I buy anything, I would like to see if there is anything to salvage from the old hive.
What is the safest and most economical way to take a look and see what I have? When I looked at them the other day, there was a live bee that crawled into the top. I am near St. Louis Mo if weather is a factor.
When I go back, I am going to try to see if I can ID the type, and take a more educated look.