My son turned on to a colony in a dead tree at his gfiends house. The entrance is about 12 feet up and the bees are pissy as all get out. My son lifted me up to check out the hive with a tractor with a front loader ( probably not OSHA approved ) but when I got to looking at the entrance the bees where not happy they where all over me. So my plan of attack is going to be the night before they cut the tree down cover the entrance with a piece of plywood, the entrance is about 2 inches in the middle of a knot hole. They have a bucket truck so my thoughts were to have them cut 10 feet above the entrance and drop the top of the tree, then use some wrap some straps around the remaining stump and then drop the last 22 feet. This colony has been hanging out there for the last 3 years so I'm hoping that this will leave enough of the tree to keep the colony contained so I can do the cut out on the ground. Any thoughts? I took this picture from the ground didn't really trust the boy enough to bring the camera up with me in the front loader, at 42 I don't bounce as well as I use to:rotfl: .