East Texas Pine Rooter·
I got them last friday, and moved them to the farm. I set them up in the exact place there the new hive will be. there is no electricity out there. i have always used a bee vac in the past to hive feral bees. After reading M.Bush not using a bee vac at all, is the reason they are at the apaiary. After looking at all that mass of bees, i think i'm a little to old to think using a little smoke, is all that is needed to start taking apart there home. I thought about taking a chair with me to sit in. if i'm lucky enough to find the queen, i bought one of those queen catcher clips. I can put her in the middle of the rubber baned brood, then install a queen excluder to keep her in. My only worry is using the top entrace, above the empty box for the rapid feeder, and persuading the workers to fly up, and into the hive to join there queen. Please give me some more tips, and encouragement.