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Well, what i had planned never works out, I posted here...

This is my first post, but this year, a nest of wild honeybees seem to have moved in.

I have a un-occupied camper with no electric sitting about 200-300 yard from my house, i love honeybees, but should i be worried?.

The camper has a compartment that opens up at the back, at the cable hookup for the electric is their entrance, they are honeybees with pollen sacks going in on the right and bees coming out and flying away on the left side.

I love honey, but i don't have a clue as when one would harvest it, I just found them on my property this spring.

One note though, I have a tolerance to bee stings, but my daughter is allergic, but that shouldn't be a problem, she's to busy with college.

Thank you and any answers would be appreciated.
I landed a job that took me out of state a while, when i returned this is what i found....

I was thinking of putting some empty frames in that compartment with some kind of queen excluder.....what do you think?...




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I would do a cut out, remove the board that is to the left of the battery and it should expose the hive. Cut the combs out and rubber band them into frames.

Check out the "swarms, cut outs and trap outs" section of the forums for some pics of what we are talking about.

Do you currently have bees?
 

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Do you currently have bees?
no, this is the first year. no hives yet.

The rubber band is a great idea. What i was thinking was leave the bees as they are for now, but expanding in the compartment using supers or frames until spring.

Or, perhaps removing that plate on the left side and let the bees expand using frames, by spring the queen should be laying eggs in that compartment and thus easy to extract.

Hmmmm, a sideway super, but i guess there are so many ways to build one.
 

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For a man with no hives, you deserve plenty of credit for your "bravery" in taking those close-up shots of the hive.
Having the hive in a camper (assuming it is still on wheels and can be moved relatively easily) should make removing all the bees relatively quick.
After following Iddee's suggestion for making a cut out removal, place the hive you set up as close as possible to where the bees used to enter the trailer. Make sure no brood is left in the trailer. Move the trailer about 100 yards away and have it face the opposite direction. This should make it hard for the bees to find their way back to the trailer and they should all quickly relocate themselves to the hive.
After they've moved out of the trailer (probably a matter of a few days) you should be able to remove the rest of any remaining combs and close up the access entrance.
 

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Well bees are my less bit of worries, try a swarm of hornets while cutting a tree, ouch!.

Unfortunately, my camper is permanently fixed, but that was a nice idea you had.

I'm not to worried at this moment, and i know they have to be moved but i must do it when my job dictates it and that would be around spring.
 

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Sounds like you've turned your camper into a storage shed.
I hope no wasps find another corner to move into. ;)
 
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