PostPosted:11 Nov 2018, 19:36
I happened to find the picture below buried within my computer by chance which I thought I would post to illustrate how you can get comb with brood from a feral colony and move it into a hive. This was a cut-out last autumn from a concrete box over some gas pipes. The comb was fixed into a standard DN4 open frame with masking tape; a week or so later you can see the masking tape is being chewed away and the wax has been attached to the wooden parts. The bees completed the comb a few weeks afterwards. As this was late in the season, they made no attempt to draw drone comb - it was all worker.