Still, the cull was less than expected.
After turning the house up-side down for the beekeeper's Weapon of Choice (empty matchboxes) to catch the bees, it struck me that ziplock bags would be just the thing.
Wrong. Ziplock bags as bee-catching kit ranks right up there with using mothballs to kill varroa.
Catching the first ten is pretty straightforward, and I'm sure that if I had thought it through it would have worked. But that would mean thinking it through, a foreign country peopled with demons. In essence, every time you open the bag to catch a few more... Well, you can guess the rest.
Note to self: don't be fooled by a Good Idea.