This afternoon, the bees were cut out of the wall. I was an amazing process. I am still without words, it was amazing to be so close to so many at one time... I know, I am a newb!
Everything seemed to go well, I will be checking the hive tomorrow and will be transporting it to our old house so they don't try to re-enter the wall. I spoke to the prior owner, and he said that that was the fourth time bees had been removed from the house...so I am going to have to stay on top of it. I don't mind that they like the area, but no more wall rescues!
Pres of the beekeeper association said that I will need to requeen in a few weeks, as the hive is a bit more Africanized than he had thought. However, he only took two stings and no one else was stung.
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