A friend of mine recently inherited some land from a relative and found around 50 old hives on the land. They were in quite a state, many of them uninhabited. We managed to recover the best 3 or 4, which although still a mess inside, we managed to move, and have started cleaning them up by basically doing a cutout (advice from this forum) We now have a situation where there are a further 5 hives, inhabited, but in no fit state to move. We're sure if we try and move them they'll just fall apart. Question is how do go about getting these bees? Ideas I have had are : 1) Cutout into a new hive, leave that new hive a few days in place of the old one, then move hive to final destination (a couple of miles away). 2) Put up a few traps and hope for a swarm? 3) Try and get a whole hive into a big plastic bag and then empty out contents into a hive at final destination. I'm favouring no 1, but does anybody have any better ideas?