Locate: Using our eyes, ears, thermal imaging camera and boroscope to see inside the wall to find exactly where they are before we cut
Scoop Bees: and drop into new home. We do not use a vacuum unless we absolutely have to because we find that it causes too many bee deaths. We would rather avoid the risk of harming the queen or her minions.
Place box in original location and leave for at least a day to give the bees an opportunity to move in, clean up & secure comb
scrape wax: After removing the bees & box, we remove all scents of the hive to prevent a future invasion
A few days later, the bees attach the comb to the frame. Soon the landing board will be littered with rubberband scraps