The pictures tell the story:
|Removing the side of the shed reveals some old comb|
|A nice quiet colony of honey bees|
|Cutting away the comb piece by piece reveals brood and a little honey|
|The bees are shaken or brushed into a hive containing foundation|
|The old combs with hatching brood are propped in another brood box|
separated from the hive by a queen excluder
|The remainder of the bees are sprayed with water to stop them flying|
and brushed into a basket to add to the hive.
|The bees are shaken from the combs and basket in front of the hive.|
The whole lot was sealed up and transported to my apiary where they are doing well.