The guys at work found a bee tree after they cut it down. I cut the nest portion out and brought it home. The main nest is in the hollow burl. The bottom cut exposed several old combs buried in leafy debris.
The biggest problem is the size of the opening. The bees are under constant attack from Yellow Jackets & Bell Hornets.
I will reduce the entrance then feed from the top for now. Plus I will secure the bottom better.
My understanding is to leave the bees in the log over winter. Then get them into a box hive next year.
Any suggestions? Thanks