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Offline GWDawg1

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Need help on removal from a tree
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:53:10 PM »
Lady called about some bees in a tree.  Have not been out there yet but she says the hole is about 5 feet up.  She doesn't want the tree cut because of the shade in her back yard.  I would like to get them out of there for her and need some advice on what to do.   Any suggestions?

Offline G3farms

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Re: Need help on removal from a tree
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 02:11:13 PM »
If you can't cut the tree down or cut the side out of it then the only thing left is a trap out.

To be able to do a trap out you will will need a frame of brood that HAS eggs on it so they can make a new queen or another hive (preferably weak to avoid fighting). I did do one last year with a very ripe queen cell and a frame of brood but they accepted the new queen right away.

Have you ever done a trap out? If not check out several threads here in the bee removal section.
see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

Offline GWDawg1

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Re: Need help on removal from a tree
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 04:45:18 PM »
Thanks, I am going to look at the threads tonight and see about it tomorrow.  Looks like trapout is the only way.   

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Re: Need help on removal from a tree
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 05:49:25 PM »
Ya, trap it out.   Then caulk the hole shut afterwards to trap in the SHB.