I have two composting bins on the terrace beside my terrace garden (TG). A couple of days back I saw a swarm of honey bees near my TG, and from yesterday or so I am seeing that there are a couple of bees sitting all around the compost bin. I suspect they have started creating the hive inside the bin. I have utilized old earthen pots (generally used here as jars to store cool water on humid/hot days); to have good airflow I have drilled a couple of holes of approx. 1/4 inch diameter. I believe bees might have used these drilled holes to go inside. Although I thought I have secured the main opening of the pots, I suspect it also has left enough space for honey bees to get in.
My compost is almost ready and in 1-2 weeks, I would be harvesting it. So, I need to make bees leave the compost bin without hurting them, for the most part. And of course, without hurting myself too.