Noob here from the San Francisco Bay Area. I installed my first bees a month ago in a Langstrom hive and they appear to be thriving. Inspection yesterday showed a few frames of solid brood.
In my backyard we have a few statues on hollow plaster bases. The bases are about 2x2x2 feet and rest on a wooden deck.
For years, it appears that bees have been entering the plaster bases between boards in the deck planking and have set up hives in the statue bases.
I'm now considering capturing one of these feral hives and transferring it into a deep super.
Advice, tips, warnings?