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I found a bee tree yesterday. They are in the base of the tree a little above ground level. Is there a way to get them out of the tree into a box without doing a cut out or trap out?

It’s a small space they chose.
 

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I found a bee tree yesterday. They are in the base of the tree a little above ground level. Is there a way to get them out of the tree into a box without doing a cut out or trap out?

It’s a small space they chose.
Without cut/trap out, you can try to capture their swarms.
Set a trap or two within a few hundred feet.
They still might swarm this summer if they are tight in space.
Why cut?
Instead try to make them your per-annual bee source.
 

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is there a way , yes

is it worth the time and trouble, not likely.
you can get a NUC for 150 ish, that is 5 frames of bees with brood .

tree can be cut down and split.

I would concur with Greg, if you know it is a tight space, set some swarm traps.

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That is good advice you are getting, if they are worth getting out then they are worth more as a source of drones and future swarms plus they will manage themselves
 
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