Wall of Bees
Bee Call
Searching for hive
 We set up a ladder with a hive box directly under the nest. 
 We cut into the wall and now I'm getting ready to lift the board covering the bees. 
 As we remove the exterior wall, the hive is completely visible.
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 Freshly built honeycomb and a lot of bees!
First piece of honeycomb removed from hive.
 With one part of the honeycomb removed, now we start removing the rest of the hive, while looking for the queen.  
 Look at the visual differences between the older honeycomb on the left and the fresh honeycomb on the right.  
 After removing the honeycomb from the nest, we then start fitting the comb into removable frames to be put into a hive body.  
 The bees had built honeycomb onto the exterior wall that we removed. If you look in the upper right corner, you can see more drone brood (male baby bees). Also, scan the honeycomb and look for larger cells, facing a different direction than the rest of the cells.  In a hive, these cells would normally be vertical and open towards the bottom. These large cells, which resemble peanuts, are called queen cells.  
 The bees are gathering around a post. The queen is probably beneath the protective layer of the bees. 
 We continue to collect bees for hours, while transferring them into makeshift hives.  
 Since this was such a huge hive, we have to fit them into many boxes. Preparing to relocate the bees, I am taping up the full hives. 
 With whatever materials available, we prepare the beehive boxes for travel. 
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