I found a hive that has established itself in some refuse that was dumped in an empty lot near my house. It's not a safe place for the bees in the long term, so I thought I might be able to convince them to move into a more standardized dwelling.
Was thinking of just buying a new 10-frame hive: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Hive...03&sr=8-6&th=1
And then trying to make one of these wire-mesh funnels I've seen on Youtube to try and trap them out into the new hive.
My big question is - I have no starter frames with honey or brood to entice them with. Is there anything I should do to the new hive to increase the likelihood of success? Should I drizzle local, unprocessed honey on there? Spray with lemongrass oil? Was thinking I'd try to set it all up around twilight when their activity will be reduced.
Any thoughts? Tips? Ideas?