Yes, one of my neighbors complained that there's a beehive hanging off their tree 20 feet in the air. Naturally, I didn't beleive them but, wow, was I mistaken?! THEY WERE HONEYBEES! THey must have been a recent swarm...the longest comb was less than a foot long and all the wax exposed was a translucent white. There is actually a huge number of bees, about the size of a basketball. Tommarow I'm gonna do a flag test to determine if I want them. Anyways, does anyone have any advice on removing bees from 20 feet up in a tree. If I don't take them she's having an exterminator come kill them. Oh, and by the way, I need to remove them soon and with little disturbance as the next-door neighbor is SEVERELY alergic to bee stings. Anyways, as for guestimated measurements...its 20 feet off the ground, is basicly a large ball probably around 18" in diameter...about the size of a basket ball. I assume I'd want to take them at night or evening. I have a few ideas for capturing them renging from getting a step laddar and trying to knock them with a bucket, into the bucket, or getting a real laddar, climing up there and from their knocking them into a bucket. Just so you know daytime temperatures now are around 70 degrees but, into the evening it gets as low as 45 degrees farenheit. I'm thinking that if I remove them when it's too cold for bee flight I can feed them syrup and next day combine them with one of my weak colonies. The queen's failing so I need to replace her anyway. Please, I need advice!