Sometimes Tips are all about what not to do and are just as important as what you should do or how to do ideas.
Today we went to help a friend who was trying to do an outside removal in the rain. All in all the whole idea was a bad one, but the biggest lesson learned involved plastic storage containers. The person doing the removal was brushing small groups of wet bees into these plastic containers and then dumping them into the hive. The plastic storage containers had a inside section that was a soft rubbery plastic instead of hard plastic. He used the container many times to carry brushed bees to the hive.