Re: Wild bee hive in tree now in my lawn
Easy enough for an experienced person to get these bees into a man made hive, but to someone with no experience it's likely near impossible.
I'd strongly recommend trying to find a beekeeper who will help.
But failing this, purchase an empty beehive with several boxes. Come spring, open up the tree to expose the bees nest. There will likely be some of combs of honey, they can be removed for your own consumption, and save some incase the bees will need feeding.
There will be other combs with bee larvae in the cells. Put these into the bottom box of your hive. Then put another box on top, with frames in it & comb foundation. Try to get as many of the bees into the hive as possible.
Hopefully, the bees will start after a few weeks to work on the frames of foundation in the top box of your hive. As this happens, remove the mess of combs from the bottom box, that came from the tree. Add more boxes of frames as required.
That's the basic plan. But it will definately go better if you have some experienced help.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).