So a coworker sent out an email the otherday "free firewood" long story short, i was on it like white on rice. pretty old horse chesnut on a city lot, managed to fall in the one spot where it wouldnt do any damage. Got about half way through cutting it up and I got stung in the head. hurt like a son-of-a. kept cutting though, then noticed a huge swarm of bees zooming around a rotted crotch in the tree. so i hauled out what I could (about 2/3 a cord, most limbs and part of the trunk) Told him to spray the bees that night and I would come back the next day and grab the rest ( the huge trunk, all the good wood) He sprayed the hell out of it, came back the next day, bees were just as active as they were the previous day. has anyone ever successfully erradicated a nest inside of a tree trunk? I told him i would take the wood once he takes care of the bee issue, but who knows how far the nest goes into the tree. Am i going to have to wait till january to cut this thing up?