Thats funny, I went and looked at a hive inside of a chimney this afternoon, they are about 2 feet down to the top of the comb, don't know how far down to the bottom. The flue liner is about 1' x1' square and they have comb solid across it. Looked at them after a huge thunder storm and they were soaking wet. I don't see how they made it through the winter. Owner said they had been there at least since last year. Roof is very steep but I am going after them in a week or so, have two bee trees to go and get also.
I am eager to see how you handle yours, I need some pointers on how to get the comb out also....................JP where you at we need some pointers and I know if anybody has been in this situation you or iddee have.
Keep us posted with ideas Highlandsfreedom.