First of all DO NOT start a fire in the fireplace to drive the bees out. The bees could have damaged the lining of the fireplace creating a home fire hazard or created a nest that is blocking the flue and this will back smoke up into the house.
Step 1. Install a chimney balloon or inflatable damper at the bottom of the fireplace to seal the fireplace tight and prevent the bees from gaining entry to the home. Don't trust your damper to stop them since it is likely that your damper does not have a tight enough seal to keep mad and determined bees out of your home.
Step 2. Use a bug fogger spray bomb to kill the bees in the chimney if the hive is not visible from the chimney top. If it is visible than you can use a direct spray insecticide to kill the bees. keep your distance from the hive on this step and have an escape route ready.
Step 3. Have a certified chimney sweep come and clean your chimney so the bees do not return to a hive and to make sure the bees did no structural damage to the chimney. This is very important since the hive can be a fire hazard and MUST be removed.
Insecticides that can legally be sprayed into a fireplace are hard to come by. Read the label. You may find that no insecticide for this purpose is legally available.
Simple ''USE'' the chimney. :)
Ask a beekeeper to collect it.
Yes moth balls are a proven way of deterring bees. Hang a few moth balls in a nylon stocking near the bee hive in order to get rid of them.
Set fire to the filing cabinet
You could try lighting a fire in the fireplace? otherwise, buy a screened chimney cap for the top of the stack.
i heard a thing about vinegar in a bowl that my help Answer for bee hive You need to locate the bee hive and destroy it at night when the bees will all be in the hive. I would call a professional if it is a large hive.
Yes, there are soot and creosote "cleaner" logs. In my opinion, they do not work as well as cleaning a chimney properly with a chimney brush.
The best way to get rid of bee hives under a deck or anywhere is to spray the whole hive and area with dish soap or laundry detergent. The soap will coat their wings and they will not be able to fly and it will clog their thorax which is how they breathe.
Get inside a bee suit and carry the hive far far away.
You can hit it with your boomerang or slingshot. If you hit it with your sword they attack you.
Many people will come and take the bees for nothing. A bee hive is valuable.