Got a call about three weeks ago concerning bees in a Hickory Tree about 5 blocks from my house.
The landlord had just paid a pest control company to do a big cutout of his brick facade to take care of a colony in his duplex.
Afterwards, they noticed this about 13 feet up in a hickory tree.
It was a long opening with a lot of bee activity.
A lady I had helped remove some bees from the eves of her house suggested that he give me a call. (Being polite always pays off!) He said he also called the pest company and they wanted to just spray and seal. He thought that was a bit draconian and wanted to save the bees.
I had to go to Indonesia from the 9th through the 18th but he agreed to let me put up the transition and then address it when I got back.
So, tonight, I build the trap and install it soon. Will update as things progress.
Putting up the trapout after dark....once I smoked them, they all went inside the tree and I worked without hood or gloves.
A flying squirrel came to visit about halfway through the install...he seemed unhappy we had taken over the tree.
The transition in daylight with my feeble attempt at disguising it.
Overall, things went really smoothly for my first attempt. Hopefully the future updates will show the good luck continuing.