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« on: August 09, 2010, 09:26:13 AM »

Guy just called.  Dead tree in backyard has to come down this week.  Bee colony 30 feet up.  Has a brother-in-law cutting the tree down so not sure they are going to have a lot of heavy equipment to section tree and lower gently.  What are the chances of saving this colony if they let it fall?  Any other advice?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 01:19:17 PM »

One huge mess when it hits the ground for sure. If this is your first cutout, take what you think you will need then take a lot more. A bee vac would be a huge asset, as they will probably be the only thing salvageable.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 02:24:00 PM »

If there are any other large trees close (next to the bee tree) you could rope the section with the bees, throw the rope over a sturdy neighboring tree, and lower it down into a waiting truck.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 08:59:12 PM »

You may just end up with an old fashioned bee gum in that truck.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 09:30:42 AM »

Stopped and looked last night.  Tree is completely dead and 30 feet up is a conservative estimate, probably closer to 50.  Nothing close by to work with.  Will have to see what I can work out.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 11:36:20 AM »

If you are careful with it (and depending on how large/heavy the section of log you need to cut) you can lower it down using the same trunk.

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