Re: Strategies for getting bees out of honey supers?
The only successful way of getting all the bees out that I have used is to knock the nurse bees off the combs individually and put the comb in a covered empty box. You will get some bees back in the box as you uncover it to put the combs in. After the new box is full of combs move it 100 ft away and wait until dark. Usually the ones that flew in will go back to the hive because they are foragers. I have had no luck with a bee escape. Nurse bees just won't leave.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping