I got a call from a nice woman last week about a hive in her tree, so took advantage of the vacation this week to go check it out and see if we can save the bees and remove her problem.
Here is a picture of the entrance, it is about 6 feet up the tree:
Barring a true cut-out, I have an alternative that I will try. I will procure some Honey Robber, which is a smelly substance used to force bees out of honey supers. My belief is that I can force the bees to swarm out of the hive and try to capture then in a hive trap.
Any thoughts on this strategy?
I'll keep you posted.