Very aggressive hive. Homeowners only noticed it for the past three weeks but this hive had been there much longer. The end fascia was removed and we pulled out enough brood to wire into 5 deep frames, the comb was dark, letting us know they have been there sometime. When the hive was moved to our apiary it was so defensive that we went ahead and split it in hopes to give them a slight attitude adjustment. I normally don't recommend doing that this time of the year, but these bees left me no choice. AHB is more manageable in smaller hives and the queens will be replaced in early Spring. Note the entrance of the hive ran between the bricks and the wood board, just behind the PVC tubes.