My brother has an oak tree with bees in it. The problem is they are about 25 feet up in the tree. A wind storm blew the top out of the tree last fall so now he is going to have the tree cut down.
My question to someone that has experience with getting bees out of a tree is, could I attach a 10 frame deep to the tree attached to the hole in the tree and force the bees to go through the deep to get out. If I put a drawn frame and some empty frames in the box will the bees move into the deep? How long would it take to get the queen to move into the deep? Should I just wait until the tree is cut and then get the bees when the tree is on the ground? Last year I tried on another tree to trap the bees out useing a cone made out of window screen. I got the bees out of the tree but not into the box I had by the cone.
Thanks for looking
Dave the fire guy