Re: Bee hive in a log - how do I get them out?
Take the lid off with two parallel cuts like a bun from a Subway restaurant. Rubber band the brood comb in a frame. Set the brood frame in a nuc or hive box. When you get the queen, put her in a clip and put it in the nuc. Frame up most of the brood. Save the honey for crush and strain extraction. Set the box with the queen and brood nearby to attract stragglers. Come back at dark and haul away your box of bees. Leave the queen in the clip for several days. The release her but put drone screen over the entrance for few more days. Super the box as needed. If you don't see the queen, fire up hype bee vac. I hope it goes well for you.
David. "Iím only a very stubborn beekeeper, who has decided to stop treatments. Thatís all." Juhani Lunden