My neighbor asked me to take his bee hive. I figured he meant a swarm. It's a hive hanging from a tree limb, about 20 or so feet up.
You can see comb from his roof, and can see a large mass from the ground.

Some comb had fallen on the ground under the tree and I was able to confirm larvae inside (black and rotting though, gross).

I advised him to wait until the rainy season when the wind and rain would drive the bees out. But he's scheduled a tree trimming next week. Any suggestions?