First off my name is Rick and I am an Agriculture Teacher in Oklahoma. I have been facinated by bees all my life and now, since all my children have left home, have time to begin a new hobby. I would like to thank all of you for the advise you are going to give me in the future, and I have a lot of questions. I have a colony of bees that was given to me, but the thing is they are in a hollow log. It is late August and I am afraid to try to hive them so I think I will leave them in the log for winter and hive them in the spring. Is this the correct thing to do or not.