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Hi all, I believe I have at least two hives on my land that are underground/inside large piles of rocks/boulders. Looking for any insight on how to get them out (possibly into a hive I can keep) before the rocks are moved, else they will likely be destroyed. Or, hoping to find recommended contact in the Wairarapa who might be able to help.
 

NickWallingford

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Tauranga
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Honeybees are not well known for nesting underground, generally preferring something more like 'a container' if possible.

You may well have a thriving colony of wasps, might be my initial guess. And if you can get close enough to take a few good photos, and they really were wasps, you may already know that by the aggression you might have encountered!
 
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