How long does it take the bees to right their comb? Seems they would need to have it at the correct upward angle.
I just picked up an 11 foot maple tree trunk section with bees. The tree had to come down, and the owner couldn't stand to see the bees killed. So now, 6 weeks later they call to have the thing hauled away. I wish they would have called me right away, I would have taken it, and set it upright, the way it was.
Now the whole thing has me pondering just how much work it must have been and wondering how long it would take to the bees get everything right when a tree, housing bees, fell in the wild? Anyone have any experience, or thoughts. I am just hoping they make it where I have located them now, and that I may be able to harvest a few swarms in the future. The previous owner said "the bees had been there forever", and she looked to be pushing 80.