Hi, i am honeykay i am trying to learn about bees, i have a dead butternut tree that has a hole in it and it is full of honey bees,they were discovered last summer. I was cutting grass and looked up and there they was. I didnot get stung--so i left them alone.i tried contacting local bee keepers in my area in ohio but they didnot reply.we had 4 foot of snow this past winter and it was very cold, and i worried about the bees so i put insulation around part of the hole. Come spring i put out pancake syrup and they really jumped on that, so now i am gathering all the info on this forum to keep and learn about these bees. We have a small farm with a small lake, we sold our cows, horses, and pigs do to my husbands injurys. Now we have three dogs,i cat, ***** that come around and of course deer that i feed,and birdfeeders everywhere.--people are telling me to call termenex and get rid of the bees but i will not do that.sooooo! Here i am learning from all of you. Thanks for your help------.