[.. if the tree stays ...in a horizontal position the bees will ...likely abscond.]
I realize this, and so I am going to try to keep it up right.
Its size will make this difficult.
The old bee tree gum is stood and tied to another tree with a wide ratchet strap.
So I know I will have at least one standing example.
[..you may not, probably will not, get the queen out. ]
This is one theory that I am testing and documenting.
I disagree. I think she will come out, now capturing her may be another story.
[...can you cut the section and get the whole hive?]
You bet, I have rights to cut any or all of the tree.
I think there may even be two colonies in the same tree!
I won't know until I have them in a workable location.