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I have a tree that has been cut down and the owner found a hive in it. It has been a couple days and the hive seems to be ok (according to him).

I am completely out of frames to tie anything too, so my question is....

Can I remove and put them into my Top bar hive I built? Will they leave the brood comb if it is just layed out in front of the hive? I know this isn't desirable since I will lose the brood, but If not the colony will perish anyway.

Is it possible to tie brood comb to top bar frames?

Thank you for the information!
 

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You can tie brood onto the top bars. They will not leave the tree if the queen is still in it. I know, I tried it. I overwintered one colony in a section of log and moved them into a hive in the spring (finally found the queen).
 
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