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?