How to remove bees/comb from felled tree?
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    Default How to remove bees/comb from felled tree?

    We got a call yesterday from someone who had a tree cut down. There were bees in 2 sections. We collected both chunks of the tree trunk that had bees. Don't know which one has the queen (if there still is one). How can we get the bees and comb safely into a hive box? Thanks

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    Default Re: How to remove bees/comb from felled tree?

    Do you own a chainsaw?

    I did a tree rescue ONCE... they were wend through various chambers of the trunk. Tip cut carefully til you can crack open a chamber then remove.
    I wish I could tell you more, it was a process of figure as you go.
    Hopefully you know the rubber-band on frames for brood comb trick already.
    Good luck!

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    Default Re: How to remove bees/comb from felled tree?

    Quote Originally Posted by granlbee View Post
    We got a call yesterday from someone who had a tree cut down. There were bees in 2 sections. We collected both chunks of the tree trunk that had bees. Don't know which one has the queen (if there still is one). How can we get the bees and comb safely into a hive box? Thanks

    Thanks for your reply. Found far fewer bees than expected and no honey in any of the comb. Only hive beetles. We put what we could into a hive box but don't expect them to live even with feeding.

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