Well, while I am still trying to coax some bees out of a RR tie into a hive, a buddy of mine says his dad owns an abandoned house, that for quite a few years now, has a birdhouse that has bees in it. His dad had tried to kill them in 2010 by pouring gas on them. I went and looked and sure nuf they were still there. So it looked like a good opportunity for a new guy like me. So last Saturday evening about an hour before sundown, my wife and I went over and closed up all of the holes with metal screen and duct tape, removed it from the post it was mounted on, bagged it up in a sheet, and loaded it up in the truck. We brought it home, unwrapped it and removed the screen from the main entrance and left it for the night next to there new home. The plan was to move them Sunday into a new box. Sunday was 71 and pretty windy. I left them alone until mid-afternoon. They were active and reorienting to the new surroundings. Invited my sister and brother-in-law over to observe what ever might happen, since there is no beekeeping history in my family, so this was an all new experience. Well it was time. :cry: My wife and I donned our bran spankin new bee suits and took a deep breath. A bit of smoke and I removed the front wall and side wall. WOW. So I ended up moving 7 comb with brood, into the frames of my hive. This was amazing. There were a lot more bees than I had expected to find. Finally did all I knew to do, so I left them to find there way into there new home. I never did see the queen. I will check it out this weekend to see if there are new eggs to verify she made it. I left some of the rest of the comb out for them to move the honey from and took some comb in the house for ourselves. Awesome experience! :yahoo: Thanks for the advice and help from everyone. I guess I am officially a keeper of bees now or they may be keepers of me, is probably more like it.