On Friday (Oct 7th) I cut out a hive from someones roof/soffit. It was my first cut out and I enjoyed it. The hive was much bigger than I thought though. Probably 2+ deeps big. I got the queen and put her and much of the bees/comb in two hive bodies. The bees will have to attach the comb to the frames better. But they dont really have a lot of time since it is mid october. What can I do to help these guys survive. Does it matter that their honeycomb is only loosely attached with rubber bands? I think they have pretty good genetics since they were thriving in the soffit for a few years without any treatments. I think I'll try to condense them down to one box and pack it with really full honey comb.
What would you do?