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No Angie, they are at the base of a trunk.  No way to shake, and I can't think of any way to scoop them out, so I figure I'd try to lure them into a starter kit. Which is why I am trying to find out the name of the supplier that delivers every month to the meetings.

Thanks,

Rodney

Hey rodney the supplier is south Florida bee supplies http://www.sflbeesupplies.com and the bees most likely have a hive inside the tree you would need to cut them out if so. Can you trade a few pictures and upload them? Try looking up bee tree cut out on YouTube

Okay guys, here are the pictures of the bee hive, one from a distance, the other closerTrap or bait hive maybe?  Or what if I put a deep langstroth near the hive?

Rodney did you watch some videos like i suggested? They are not just sitting on that tree they are living IN it.  They won't just move into your traps. There are 3 ways I've seen to get bees out of a tree. A trap out (you probably won't get the queen) a cut out (literally means cutting the tree up with a chainsaw) or a smoke out (could kill them if you don't know what you're doing) 

I’m only beekeeping one year now, haven’t read this entire thread, if the bees aren’t a danger to anyone, I wouldn’t “rock their world” just to have some bees. Me personally, would hate to harm them and just leave them be.

That's a great idea, at least for now.  Thanks,

Choppie Chops said:

I’m only beekeeping one year now, haven’t read this entire thread, if the bees aren’t a danger to anyone, I wouldn’t “rock their world” just to have some bees. Me personally, would hate to harm them and just leave them be.

Hello, when do I install a bee super box on my hive?

I've been buying pre assembled boxes from sfbeesupply and the last one doesn't fit right.  It has a large gap about 1/4 inch i tried splitting the difference but its too large a gap. For now i wrapped duct tape around it but that's temporary fix.  Does anyone have a good method to fix this? 

I just reread my post and thought i should explain better.  The bottom isn't touching all 4 corners when you set it on a flat surface. outs like a teetertotter  i was thinking maybe sanding it but im not sure that's the best way to fix it

Maybe you could contact South Florida Bee Supply

Thomas said:

I just reread my post and thought i should explain better.  The bottom isn't touching all 4 corners when you set it on a flat surface. outs like a teetertotter  i was thinking maybe sanding it but im not sure that's the best way to fix it

is this the queen?

yes

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