When we put up American Kestrel boxes at the Erie Landfill, we didn't expect so many tenants, and of the "wrong" species.
We now have a healthy hive of Honey Bees filling the box.
What to do?
We brought in a local beekeeper, who says that the bees should make it through the winter, and that he can transport them to a conventional hive in the spring.
Since Honey Bees have been under stress of late -- colony collapse disorder has killed these bees by the millions in the past few years -- we were glad that we have a happy healthy hive in North Arlington.