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The neighbors all know I keep bees and do bee removal so of course I am the first person they call with a problem. There is a old silk floss tree that the upper part is all dead. There is a bee hive in a hollow section of the dead tree about 23 feet up. there is a live part of the tree that will support my ladder up to about 21 feet but the dead trunk is about three feet away. I really can't see any way to get at the bees unless I rent a bucket truck or just cut the tree. I have a budget of about $100. I thought about renting or borrowing a couple sections of scaffolding. Any one have any crazy ideas that might work?
 

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The advantage of doing cut outs is getting the bees or getting paid for removing them.

I never do free cut outs, expenses, and one hour of my time consumes the cost of a package. Just add the cost of the bucket truck to what you are charging for the cutout. If they won't pay it. leave the bees for Larry, Darrel and their other brother Darrel.
 

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Why is a hive 23 feet in the air a problem?
If the bees must go, then the limb must go to prevent another hive from moving in. Cut the limb and pick up the pieces.
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Larry, Darrel & Darrel.
 

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For $100 you will have to drop the tree and pickup the pieces. Do not use scaffolding. If a branch folds the wrong way it will take it out, and you with it.
 
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