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My nephew spotted a hive in a large oak tree. It is about 60 feet up. It is an "open" hive attached to about a 4-6 inch thick branch. I can see 6 or 7 large spade shaped combs out in the open air. The hive has quite a bit more comb than would fit in a 10 frame deep, by my estimate, although it is hard to tell from a distance. What is the likelihood that this hive will survive in the open like that? Is there a way to lure the bees to a hive body? The owners would probably let me place one on their land. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I would think chances of survival a pretty good in your warm climate.

No way to lure them off of brood comb.

Still could put out a swarm trap, they just might swarm for you.

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There might be a chance of it being an africanized hive where you live. Whatever you decide be careful.
 
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