The Downed Bee Tree

Last night there were several strong storms in Philadelphia that felled several trees.  I should not have been surprised when this morning I had a call about a swarm of bees a few blocks from my apartment.  A tree that had a rather large bee hive inside of it had split in two, and now people were looking for someone who could take the bees away before it rained againor someone killed them.  The job was too big for me and I did not have the equipment to really deal with it, but I was able to take the below pictures and call someone else from the guild who was able to come and pick up the bees.  Apparently several of the neighbors had come by and were grabbing honey comb since the tree had fallen.

The scene of a tree split in two with a bee hive inside of it

The scene I first saw when I arrived

A closer image of the downed tree with a bee hive

A closer image of the scene

The front of a tree with honey comb on the ground

The portion of the tree on the ground had already been partially looted by locals eager for honey comb.

A different angle of a tree on the ground with honey comb

Another angle on the portion on the ground.

A close up of the still standing portion of a tree split in two with a beehive inside

Some closeups of the still standing portion of the tree.

Close up of the standing portion of a tree with bees in it still standing split in two

A close up of the standing portion of a tree split in two with a bee hive inside

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