I’ve know about this colony since just after I ordered my Flow Hive during the first week of the campaign.
Last night I went and got it.
Plan A was to tape up the entrance and the place the box in a big cardboard box.
That didn’t work for two reasons. 1 couldn’t get the tape to stick or wind it around the box to secure some newspaper over the entrance. Anyway trying to do that I annoyed them and a lot of the foragers that I was hoping to keep inside to bring home swarmed out.
Plan B I just stuffed the entrance with crushed up balls of the newspaper. They didn’t like that but it worked.
Cut the metal strapping in two places to free the box so I could lift it onto the adjacent roof. Opps there is a third strap. Cut that one and then lifted the box to the roof. Then the top of the ladder and then hugging it to my chest climbed down the ladder.
Possum box way bigger than the 12" square I’d been told to expect so it wasn’t going in the cardboard box I’d brought although it would have been close without the possum box roof sticking forward 6" or so.
Ended up leaving the paper in sticking in the car and driving home in my suit. I was a bit worried about them suffocating but they seem alright now.
Only got two stings on my arm through my suit.
Question is what now?
At the moment I have them inside my flow hive with all the frames taken out with. The possum box just fits with some extra wood blocks around the side to raise the roof.