I opened my TBH today after noticing there was less activity at the entrance. It was full of honey and lots of agitated field bees but absolutely no brood, old or new.
I harvested all the honey on nine bars but the other bars were very wet with scarce capped honey. The bees were highly agitated of course. My question is how do I prepare this hive for winter storage? It's full of bees and wet frames. How do I get rid of the bees and prevent wax moths from moving in. I have six Langstroth hives nearby so expect robbing to begin very soon. I live in Northern Nevada, day time temps mid eighties, nights mid forties. I do have a TBH nuc box that will hold nine frames. The dying TBH is four years old so needs a good cleaning. Thanks very much.