Recently called the local pest control companies for any honey bee calls.
Just received the first one.
A couple with small children have a tree in their front yard, in the country. The tree is hollow and FULL of bees. They said it's been full for at least 5 years since they've had the house, and in summer, you could hear the buzz and feel the tree humming. He did spray pesticide inside the tree about 3 years ago.
The tree is at least 2' diameter. He filled a bottom entrance, near ground. He also put screen over another opening, and sprayed great stuff in another hole last year, both in holes about 7' high. They just ate through the great stuff and some other animal tore out the screen. There is still another opening that I could see at about 10' high.
The tree was still alive, or at least last year it had leaves. The openings/entrances were only about 5" diameter.
They do want to cut the tree down, because it is leaning right over their well. But, the cost to hire someone (especially with the bees inside) is beyond their reach.
I felt bad I couldn't do anything for them (and get free bees too).
Even with a trap, a hive of that size will be difficult to get and keep out. Maybe cement in the holes?
Do any of you have any other suggestions?