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Hello from northern Michigan. There is a hive living inside a brick wall of a dormitory here at the college where I work. The bees are entering thru several holes in the mortar within 3 feet of the roof. The bricks are coming away from the wall, and parts of the building are going to be demolished someday, but not sure when.

Any suggestions for doing a trap-out? What kind of box do you use? Should we collect the comb too? Most importantly, should we wait for spring? Not much foraging season left for the bees up here.

The proposed home for the bees is an observation hive in one of the classrooms, but that doesn't exist yet. I do have an empty brood super at home, though.

--Kirk (something about the name and bees?) W.