Thank you all, though honestly, with all the crooks and crevices, and double entrance, I don't know how a trap out is reasonable. There is easily six inches of difference, if not more, from the inner crevices to the outer arms and such, and they all inter-twine. The best idea I could come up with (based on the home owner telling me they moved in around Christmas), was to try to smoke them out. Having seen the colony today, I truly believe they are bearding, and based on the amount of pollen going in, I believe they are well established inside the statue. I have another day before I commit, but I am leaning toward the removal from the bottom and laying the entire statue over. I appreciate the trap out ideas, but seriously, I don't see it possible to seal ALLLLL the areas! Any more ideas are appreciated, but I see a trap out as rather impossible. Thanks to all!
I can honestly say, I am truly curious to see what kind of comb the bees built inside such a structure!!! :laugh: