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  1. #1
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    Aug 2005
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    I'm new to beekeeping. Been reading everything I can get my hands on as well as browsing the forums religously. Here's the thing, a co-worker called me and has a wild hive about 10 ft up in the hollow of a tree on his property. Everytime he mows the lawn, they come a chargin. He doesn't want the tree felled, just the bees gone. I've read that its difficult to get bees to leave brood, so, would it be possible to set up a brood box at the entrance of the wild hive and...somehow....coax the hive to move into it over time? Any other suggestions? I would love to get a free hive, and he said they have grown alot in the last year leading me to believe they are very healthy.

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  3. #3
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Search on "feral bees", "cone method", "cutout" etc. You'll find hundreds of discussions on how to get bees out of trees and houses.

    http://www.kohala.net/bees/capture/index.html

    Here some pictures of someone doing it.

    Brushy Mt. has a great video on it called "Free Bees for You"
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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