bees in a whiskey barrel
A lady gave me a swarm in a whiskey barrel and I decided to just leave them in there. So I drilled a hole in the back side, and one in the top, then I set a super on top, after a while, they filled the bottom, and moved up and filled the super. Now it is a new year and the queen is a year older and maybe need to be replaced, so how can I get her to come up to the super so I can put a new queen in the barrel. I would like to take a split out of the barrel without tearing it all apart, (before they swarm) because there is a lot of bees in there.