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New Bee
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« on: January 08, 2014, 11:40:24 AM »

Well I came how yesterday to find my neighbor cutting down the tree in his front yard. I arrived just in time to save the bee hive. This is a two part question first question is as you can see in the picture the bees had to break the cluster to try and defend their home. The temperature was probably 30 degrees when this happened. How will this effect the bees. Secoundlly, when and how should I remove these bees from this tree trunk.

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 12:48:21 PM »

Since you are hopelessly lost, the proper advice for your climate is hard to give.  All you can do since it is apparently cool, is to set the section of the tree in the orientation it had when the tree was standing and wait for spring.
D Coates
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 01:43:04 PM »

When?  Spring hits, lows in the 50's and dandelions blooming.  How?  Your best bet is to crack it open via some careful chainsawing through the wood (not the hive) that allows you to split the hive lengthwise.  Then treat it as a cut out.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 02:37:35 PM »

D coates told you when. Here's how:

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*
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