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A nice big swarm ....


Tree Trunk Twig Natural material Terrestrial plant

Up about 12 feet off the ground in a big oak tree, in a bad neighborhood

or not.......


Plant Tree Terrestrial plant Trunk Twig

Nice Medium size open hive...... 8 frames of comb.....lots of brood and eggs too, but little in way of stores

Pollinator Beehive Honeycomb Plant Wood


Decided to go with a Med Super in the end.... and yes we decided to suit up as I took a sting early on while prepping on the ground


Jeans Beehive Apiary Pollinator Wood


Cutting away piece by piece

Pollinator Beehive Plant Botany Wood


Beehive Pollinator Apiary Insect Natural material

Filled 8 1/2 frames in a medium super in the end, all the empty comb we cut away


Beehive Apiary Beekeeper Pollinator Insect

The remnants , sprayed with B Quik to help them choose a new home

and yes we did find the queen towards the end and managed to get her into a clip

Plant Branch Twig Tree Trunk

safely in her new home

Plant Motor vehicle Wood Grass Groundcover

Thanks to Rob who came out early on Saturday morning, only a few stings mostly of my own making, like gripping comb and squishing a bee etc etc
 

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Never had any idea that bees would build a colony in the open like that...
Very unusual in our region..... there were many big trees around and I would have thought they might find a hole in one of them, also the houses were old and again - a hole would have made more sense. But the queen was laying away merrily , eggs and brood.
 

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reminds me of many of my removals never thought they did that north of the florida border, gratz on the find:thumbsup:
 
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