Honey bees are beneficial as they help provide food and even oxygen. Because of this if you see a hive on your property, you should hire a professional honey bee relocation service to relocate them for you. Below is information on how they can do this.
Remove the Swarm
The contractor may suggest they remove the swarm from your property. In some cases, the bees will swarm lower to the ground, such as low on a tree. In other cases, the swarms will be found on top of a very tall tree.
Swarming honey bees are generally not aggressive and an experienced person can scoop them up and place them in a bucket, box, or hive body. If the bees are sitting on a branch, the contractor will lightly shake the branch and drop the bees into a bucket or other container. If you give them permission, the contractor will cut the entire branch to take to another area.
Remove the Hive
If the honey bee hive is nearby the professional can remove the entire hive for you. How they do this will depend on where the hive is located. They may be able to cut out the hive from an area, such as inside a wall, under the floor, or in a ceiling. This may take a few hours depending on the size of the hive. Once the hive is removed the entrance will be covered and the hive may be placed in a box, such as a cardboard box.
If the contractor cannot get to the beehive, they can trap the bees. This will take much longer when compared to cutting out the hive especially if there is a large colony. With this process, the worker bees are trapped when they leave the beehive. Over time enough worker bees will be trapped that not enough food is taken back to the hive. The bees will then start to leave to find another area to set up their home, so they do not starve.
Transport the Bees
Once the bees are removed from your property, the contractor has many options on where to take them. There may be beekeepers in the area that will take the bees. The contractor may release the bees a few miles from your property in a field or an area where there are not a lot of homes.
If there is a hive the contractor will ensure the hive is level in its new area and then remove the entrance covering. It is important that a professional do this as the bees may be agitated at first.
The honey bee relocation service can give you much more information on moving honey bees.