This is a hive located under the eaves of a cabin. It looks as though you can see the comb. Bees are outside? Not in the eaves, these have built comb hanging down here. Is that unusual? This looks like an easy capture to vacuum up the bees, and cut and put the comb in frames, then put all into a box.
Is this the way to proceed? Can they make it if we get them all and feed? Fall and then winter will be coming to this area East Central Missouri, these bees won't make it. They are about 18' off the ground. It's possible there may be a colony up in the eaves too. Hard to tell as this comb structure was covered pretty good. The ball of bees is slightly smaller than a basketball. How many bees do you think are in there? First year been just trying to save these girls.
What do you all think?