The tree crew finally got the rest of the tree on the ground this morning. I was there every day because they were afraid of getting stung. Today I help them decide where to make the cuts on both ends of the main part of the trunk. Came back later and did the cutout. This was a huge tree with a lot of bees, comb, honey and some brood. Most of the bees had emerged already. Of course you would not be able to see any larva or eggs because of the impact when the tree hit the logs already on the ground.
But I probably got 3 or 4 good size sections of brood and I got the queen. She is in a soda cup. When I got home I put a couple of bees in the cup with her and a small piece of honey. The hive is still on my Robo Vac. I did pull out the screen between the bees I vacuumed up into a medium box and the brood box with the cutout frames. Hope to put the boxes together in a hive setup tomorrow. But it calls for storms for the next couple of days.
I did get some of the honey comb in the frames but not a huge amount. Most of the honey comb was too deep to fit in frames and also most of it was full of saw dust and/or tore up when removing it from the log.
Think it will hurt the bees and to bee in the truck under the patio and the queen in the cup for a few days?
Here are some pictures: http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r...view=slideshow