Swarm or Bee Tree or YJs ? Is there anyone close to Lincoln Elementary school in NEWARK - Does someone have a minute to take a look?

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Gerald Przybylski

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May 16, 2024, 4:26:55 PMMay 16
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Sorry. Don't have a picture.
Spotted by someone walking her dog.

If you can take a look, I'll pass you the address.

Since it's near a school, and on a street tree, and may only be a bee tree
anyway, I'm casting a bigger net.

Jerry

Phil Stob

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May 17, 2024, 1:13:56 AMMay 17
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I've done trap outs at this school for several years, and know some of the staff there.   I'll check it out tomorrow.  Maybe I'll set up a swarm trap there. 

Cheers, Phil 

Phil Stob

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May 18, 2024, 11:26:25 AMMay 18
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Just an update for all on this one.  I visited the spot, 2 + blocks from the grade school.  Indeed bees in the base of street tree.   Rang the bell of the house, but no answer. Need to talk to the residents before I invest any time into it.   It will need to be a trap out, but maybe some Honey Wrangler will coax them out.    
It was a classic wound on the tree, likely years ago, and likely from over aggressive weed removal, that created some rot at the root flare where the bees are now entering.  Tree looks healthy otherwise, as the does the colony. 

Cheers, Phil 
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