I need your HELP I am the one who had the swarm of bees a month or so back, I need to have the tree trimmed and the tree company told me I have to kill the honey bee's before they can do any limb cutting, now the question, I do not want to kill these bee's, so I need your suggestions, can I put something over the hole in the tree to keep the bee's in? Or would someone come out and get the bee's or is there anything to make the bee's less aggressive when we are messing around their house? Can you tell I'm not a bee keeper so I have no idea what to do, just know I don't want to kill them, understand the impact on nature and the importance of bee's, besides they are really doing a nice job with my garden but these limbs on the huge oak tree have to come off, old tree and stress cracks, but cutting above the hive and leaving the base of the tree so they can stay.
I agree - killing the bees is not an option.
Can you contact the beekeeping group n your area and get an experienced bee person to advise?
I understand that if the tree guys know nothing about and are not prepared to work near a hive they have a problem. But killing a hive due to their inexperience? Nope.
Get a nearby bee person or group to help, and postpone the tree work for a little while. You may even find a tree contractor with a beekeeper on staff.