Re: strange question
Not for honey bees, but we have carpenter bees in a few areas down here that bore 1/2" diameter holes through everything. Cedar and pine seem like favorites. The cedar box around hurricane shutters was destroyed in about 3 years. Drove the exterminator crazy where I rented cause there was a big list of not allowed pesticides by the landlord.
Then one day I realized the cattleman down the road had pine frame barns that were old and no bees. Asked him what pesticide he used and he laughed. Pump up sprayer with a gallon of diesel to spray all the rafters and it would last 3 to 5 years. When you see bees in the spring or fall again retreat. It worked better than the pesticides.
Diesel and kerosene are not that different.
Started 9/13, building slowly, now @ 7 Lang hives + 5 nucs, and treatment style not decided yet