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Went to get a hive from a tree and came home with the tree, or part of it anyways

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Cool! Are you going to leave them inside the tree?
Yep, fixed the small on top permanent for more brood area and will supper from it.
rtoney, Just so you know, what you are doing is illegal. All honeybees are to be kept in hives that have removable frames. (This is so your state bee inspector can come in and inspect for disease.) Your secret is safe with me though!

But supering above the colony in a log is a unique idea. Let us know how it works out.
I don't know of any state inspectors in Missouri. I guess if I were in PA you would be right. I don't try to keep with other states.
supering above that is going to be pretty top heavy and tippy.. being from Branson you're no stranger to wind.. just something to be aware of
I had already decided to put 2x4 stabilizers on the trunk just in case. Thanks
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