As far as the plot is concerned, the premise is sound enough: Save the bees from extermination by relocating them. The method is still ambiguous. Georgia, at least, seems to have the basic equipment: White bee handler’s suit with netted hat and a smoker with an attachment, presumably to reach up to the statue. Are the boxes portable hives? Or perhaps just boxes to put the actual hive and bees into?
Anyway, their lack of planning for lookouts has imperiled their plans. They should have watched The Great Escape for tips.
Could it be that Violet was not as naïve as they thought, and so she simply waited for the women to get started so she could catch them in the act? Or is Mark once again butting into Cherry’s affairs?