I modified a common hoe to fit inside the brick cavity to extract the honey comb that is some 6 to 7 feet below the top of the opening. It didn't seem like there was solid honey comb everywhere - there must have been some voids (living spaces?) inside this hive. One thing I noticed on day two was how warm inside the hive was... later I learned that there are heater bees that maintain a nice and toasty temp for the hive by beating their wings and by other means that I'm not aware of yet. Not the right time of year for a bee relocation, nonetheless, I'm going to still give it my best to help the hive.