Return to the Carolina Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Bee's nest

Posted by deirdre_2007 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 8, 08 at 9:46

Good morning,
I'm hoping someone can help me. I have a very large tree that needs to be cut down because it is hollow inside and and it's really in sad shape. We're afraid the next storm will take it down, and it could possibly land on the house if it falls the "right" way.

So we need to have it removed, but I know there is a very large bee's nest inside the tree. I do not know enough about bees to know what kind of bees they are, but I care enough about them that I don't want them to perish. Can anyone suggest what I should do about the bees? Do I call someone and have them claim the bees, or are only honeybees valuable?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Bee's nest

Talk to your local county extension agent, or to animal control. Either one should know who in your area keeps bees. Call them and see if they can come look at the nest, and decide if it is honey-bees or another variety. Even if the bees aren't honey bees, I bet they would help move them. Unless the nest is wasps or hornets, which should probably be killed, as they can be VERY aggressive starting about now (both only live for the summer - with queens overwintering to start a new nest in the spring), I would think they would be willing to move them. Honey bees and wasps/hornets are - to my knowledge - the only ones who make large nests.

In any case, I am sure no reputable tree removal co. will be willing to cut down the tree without you either moving the nest or killing the bees - too much liability, esp. if someone is severely allergic and unaware.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Carolina Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here