Looks like odfrank lost some more bees!
Hope you saved that branch after the bees were removed! A great science class example, better than a paper wasp nest!
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Make sure you have an old olive drab box to show as well. They will obviously make the connection.
Open air nests are very fragile and can be difficult
to move without destroying them. What I do to
preserve open air nests is to insert a few wood
skewers through the combs, and give the bees
a few days to secure the comb to the skewers.
The nest can then be moved and placed near
an ant hill to let them clean out the brood.
Then covered with acrylic.
I had one similar in Arkansas about July 2012. The comb was still tender and white but had capped brood. They had been there about 2 weeks according to the neighbors.
I moved them to a box, and they moved on the next day......
Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!
if you two do not stop fighting i will never heal up i am sore from laughing!