Here is one option......it involves a frog, a tree house, a few railroad spikes, some signs, and a few long haired hippy types.
Build a tree house large enough to hold a few weeks of food and provisions. Hammer the railroad spikes into the base of the tree. Write a few signs with just about anything with a anti-capitalistic viewpoint with greed and corporation to blame. Also go out and buy some exotic looking tree frog (or owl) from an underground dealer, and place it in the cavity. Call the EPA, sierra club, and others claiming to have found an exotic tree frog that eats solely honey bees as it's food source.
It will take years for the system to clean up this mess, especially in California. Years of litigation, EPA rulings, and groups all trying to save the bees, the tree,......and the frog.
Or option number two, or perhaps in conjunction with option number 1, making this option number 1/A, 1-A or even 1 subsection A,...call the best bee saving environmentalist on the planet, who while he is at it, may just take residence in that tree house, if you have enough smoky smoky to offer. ;) And who would that be you ask? Well that would be Billy the exterminator! ;)
Throw in a few Elvis look alikes, a few native Indians claiming this a burial ground, and honey boo boo dressed as the honey queen from whatever state she resides, while mumbling some incoherent gibberish which would take weeks to decipher, and this could delay any destruction of this colony for years.
Be creative. You are in California.....and everyone has seen far worse than this. ;)