Last summer I purchased one of your top bar hives, and one of your Warre hives, hopefully to replace my Backyard Beehive Top Bar hives, which seem too small, and swarm frequently each summer. This last winter, of my 4 hives, two seemed healthy into the spring, one of which is a langstroth with the uppers being foundationless. This swarmed, and we were able to capture and get the swarm into the Bee Keeping Top Bar. They hopefully are making comb, I don’t want to disturb them for another few weeks.
One of the deserted BackYard top bar hives had mold in it, and I moved it closer to the house, planning on taking it down, harvesting some honey, and torching the inside, then selling on craigslist. Yesterday, it seems a swarm moved in, probably from the one healthy Backyard hive we have. I would like to get those bees, and queen of course, into the warre hive. Of course, they are quite happy with pre-built comb, and honey supplies. What do you recommend? Wait for another swarm, or try to get these bees into the Warre? If so, how?