Ughhhhh . . . .
OK - so . . .
GOOD NEWS - lighted on a tree right above the hive!!!!
BAD NEWS - Lighted on the trunk, actualy across the trunk where it splits into two mains.
GOOD NEWS - 3' From the roof of my barn, so I can walk right up to them!!!!!
BAD NEWS - Just out of reach, the barn roof is no good.
GOOD NEWS - set up a bait hive while I was up there with lemongrass.
MORE GOOD NEWS - I can cut this tree down, it's a "weed tree" and the saw doesn't seem to disturb the bees at all!!
BAD NEWS- The vines all over the tree cause it to twist into the side of the barn. This does disturb the bees.
?????????? - The bees actualy seem to be heading back into the parent hive?!!?!?!?!
?????????? - I set up a baited deep with drawn comb right above where they are still flying all over the place in the downed tree, I set up the baited on the roof above the beeyard, and i set one up on the ground about 5' from them, all baited.
Is there anything else I can or should do at this time? I hate to lose these bees, but right now they are not in a collectable format?
For future reference, how long (approximately) will they light in a swarm before they depart?