No brood and very few bees.
Someone did this a yr and a half ago with the idea the bees would abscond, without a bait hive of any sort, bee still there.
Nice bees, nice queen, unique honey, very delicious!
My fix it guy, Trace Grabert, his fiance (Toolbelt Diva) Anne Marie, and Haviere, who can climb tall things without fear, like a monkey.
Ms Thing in all her royal glory.
This is a job I'm looking at now, its a gym at a nunnery, the interior wall has a stain about 8' wide, looks like few bees at this point.
Vines from creeping jasmine probably opened things up a bit for the bees to enter between these joists.