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Finman - you need to perform preliminary screens of your isolated areas using Tom Seeley type bee boxes - small 2 chamber boxes with a flower on the front door flap - when a bee lands it gets shut in the box and transferred to back chamber. keep doing this until you have enough bees (10ish). then replace flower with comb of open syrup - let bees out; they fill up on syrup then slowly head back home. take a bearing. can also mark the bees and time their return -10min 1 mile, 5 min 1/4 mile, 1 min close. move 200m along bearing and repeat. when bees are coming and going in <1min you need to search the local trees (high up). feral colonies likely to be mean 850m apart.