I just did a cut out of a tree.
1. See which way the comb is running byt cutting till you hit the top of the comb..2 inches at a time.
2. Find the bottom of the comb if the tree is laying down...If still standing attach ropes to lower it as you cut it loose. Be sure to have anyone not wearing protection either ready to bail or will to take a few stings cause if you drop it hard they will be mad! Mine had been cut already and was chained and hauled 1/4 by tractor by the owner of the property, and they still stayed.
3. CAREFULLY cut longways trying to go between the comb but not deep..better to recut then to chop a few hundred bee's. Onece you get one side cut, slowly roll it over 180 degree's.
4. Cut 9/10 of the entire lenght so it does'nt side apart crushing all our girls.
5. Use a wedge to crack the last part with the saw cuts on the sides, or if very brave( or stupid like me) have the cut on top and let it fall apart exposing 50,000 angry insects to every exposed part of your body.
6. Use a very sharp kitchen knife to cut each peice so it will fit the frames, I use medium thick rubber bands to hold it in place.
I've found for most hives I need at least 20 Empty Deep frames on hand, just in case..and 10-20 med or small frames for honey.
The hive mentioned was checked 2 days ago...10 days after installed and I had to put a 3rd deep on it!!!! This colony is the most productive hive I've EVER seen. They attached all comb, filled 2 deep frames and filled the 2 deeps to the max. They are also the calmest bees I've ever seen, when I went to check them they did'nt even bump me, even after I pulled 10 frames to change a deep which was not mine.
The one mile issue is another thing. you will need to find a place to set them till they reorient 3 miles away. Then take them home later.
Have a sprayer with sugar water and a bucket of water to rinse tools and hands, cause your going to be covered with honey...