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  1. #1
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    Default Hail Mary stump

    So there is a huge maple tree cut down to the stump, the bees are mostly in the stump however cutting the tree exposed the top of the hive so they are out in the weather and getting rained on daily. Tree has been cut for a few days I believe. Setting up two mediums with some foundation some old comb lemongrass oil and pseudo queen inside. what do you think my chances are of getting them out of that stump??

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    Default Re: Hail Mary stump

    Are you putting the mediums over the exposed portion of the colony ?

    If so, seal up tight around it, open up a top entrance, and then if there is no other entrance further down, drill as large a hole s possible into the lower part of the cavity and smoke, smoke, smoke and smoke some more, about 2-3 minutes at a time at 15-20 minute intervals.

    Pounding on the stump with a sledge hammer will help too.

    Repeat in a day or two.

    Plug the lower hole between smokings.

    Then after a week see if the queen has moved up.

    That's how I'd do it, your mileage may vary.
    Last edited by Gary L. Glaenzer; 06-17-2013 at 04:55 PM. Reason: punctuation

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    Default Re: Hail Mary stump

    I wish that was an option, the tree was so old and gnarly, no care was taken in cutting the tree, and a large track hoe was involved as well before I got the call.....

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    Default Re: Hail Mary stump

    Let it be a challenge to your ingenuity....

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