I have been asked to remove some bees that have taken up residence in a duck nesting box, Said box is in an aviary. the homeowner is very allergic to bee stings and wants them gone. I plan to unbolt the nesting box and securely place in a trash can, ventilated with holes.
The weather is hotter here during the day and cooler at night, about 15 degree swing
So my questions are:
Leave them in nesting box for a few days, or cut out comb and rubber band into new frames immediately?
Leave them in box until spring? Not much in bloom here in Southern Ca.
Thanks in advance for your time and advice