Update on moved bee tree
Update on the bee tree that I moved to my property back on December 28th. The bee tree had fallen on the fence on my friendís farm. He moved the bee tree off his fence with his backhoe. After moving the bee tree to my property, I cut out a hole the size of a 8 frame medium super in the top of it and installed the super with a lid. I could see the bees comb below. My theory was they would move up into the super and if I could catch the queen in it I would install a excluder under it and have the queen, but that has not worked. They have not drawn any comb out in the super either. I havenít tried to install any brood to entice them to move into it. Maybe I should? They are too close to the driveway on my property and Iím going to move them off down the hill using chains and a tractor with an end loader. When I get them off down the hill I donít know whether to try Hoganís trap out method or just go on and do a regular cut out with my chain saw and bee vac. The tree is so rotten they have several entry places. I guess I could possibly wrap the tree in black plastic and try to use the Hogan method. What are your ideas?