Looked at another tree with a long time hive in it. No possibility to getting electricity to it (don't have a generator I could cart that far). They want the bees out before spring so trap out this late in the year is not likely. Tree is coming down due to construction.
Any hints how people did it before bee vacs. I know they will follow the brood comb eventually, but how do you get them to leave the old hive. Can you gently pull bees from the comb by hand or do you just ignore the bees, cut up the comb, band it and place it in a hive and let the bees move to it once you have gotten everything from the tree.