Re: Bee hive in a log - how do I get them out?
Hogan? trap out...
If you can coax the queen into the trap box with brood maybe you can catch her and move all the frames to another box. After you have the queen you might be able to slowly roto rooter the log to get the honey and bees out. This would kill the remaining brood in the log though. I would try it from the bottom with the log upside down so you go through the honey first. Maybe it would work better if you went the other way and killed the brood first. I don't know.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping