I was just out cleaning up in the back yard and ran across a new bee hive and it couldn't be in a worse spot. As you can see from the photo my horses took a liking to a couple of trees in a transition point from the paddock to the pasture. About a month ago I wrapped a old tarp around the tree to keep them off of it, it worked, no issues. In the past month a hive has been built in the base of the tree, can't tell in the photo but there a small hole in the base. I was able to get the tarp loose from the tree except for the point where I nailed the top down.
Looking for ideas on who to handle these guys, the nest can't be too large so that's good but these bees really seem aggressive.
I have two concerns, not getting stung...me or the horses and the chemical residue if I spray a insecticide on a tree that they obviously like messing with.