Looking for advice and direction on how to get bees out of tree, not swarm in branches but a colony inside a trunk.
Had a guy that has done some tree work for us give me a call and ask if I wanted these bees. He is taking down a tree and discovered the colony about 40 feet up and suspended his activities.
He said that he can go up there, plug the hole and cut and lower the entire branch. He even offered to bring it over to my house, about an 1/8 of a mile from the tree.
My question is what's the best approach to getting them into a new home? Cut the log open and strap the comb into frames? Bait them into a new home? Bee vac?
No experience doing this so have no idea what the best approach is. Since they are so close to my house they are probably mine anyway...I want them back :-)