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A colony of European honey bees nesting in a tree cavity the entrance to which was 1100 mm above ground level. Long term employees at the site say there has been a colony in the tree for 20 years. The tree was felled to make way for a new $A50,000,000 satellite dish before any rehoming effort was made. The cavity was cut open as it lay on the ground. Brood comb was removed and put into frames and placed in a nucleus hive. Honeycomb was removed separately. A win, win, win. The site was cleared, the bees and their genetics survive and the beekeeper gets a new colony.

23 Nov 2023




Total reported by Jon is 1

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