So, I'm out on patrol and an off duty friend of mine tells me he was having a walnut tree cut down last week when they had to stop because of bees. Two slices from the top revealed the surprise. Unfortunately my co-worker did what non-bee lovers do, he sprayed the hollowed logs with bee killer. He said they were still flying around the top of the tree. I just went over to check. There are several bees working on the log appearing to be cleaning/repairing/pollen collection. Bees are still flying 35-40 feet up on top of tree. Of course being a new keeper, my mind is racing with questions. Also, i'm on a waiting list for two nucs and would love to save some money if I can. Will the spray cause issues down the road? A trash can with a lid to transport? Smoke them? Are they africanized? They look very similar to my Italian bees but beefier and a tad bit darker. With bees at top of the tree and in the logs, where is the queen likely to be? The logs wood be easy to transport. The top of the tree is gonna be tricky...any ideas out ther? Suggested course of action? I have pastedsome pics. I tried to get as close as I could. They seemed a bit more aggressive than mine. One of them darted at the back of my head but did't sting. Very cool to see them in raw nature, first time.