Examining Comb Inside a Bee Tree

Once the section of tree trunk is sawed in half, the beekeeper can remove comb, secure in frames and move the bees into a managed hive. South Jersey Beekeepers Association (SJBA) member Tim Stewart is shown here examining the combs that were exposed.

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA) gets several notifications each season that homeowners have honey bees in a tree on their property. If the tree is structurally sound and the bees aren't bothering anyone, they are advised to let "sleeping dogs lie".

(Photo by Janet A. Katz)

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