These girls survived multiple attempts at extermination by some contractors. When the home owner, Vincent, discovered the colony he didn't hesitate to contact a local beekeeper.
The very gentle bees had used an old hole under an elevated deck to access the void between floor joists. As you can see they've done fairly well for themselves with a healthy mated and laying queen. The area you see opened was covered by sheetrock and very easy to access leaving very little repa
The homeowner discovered these flying in and out of a crack between his chimney and siding. He sought the advice of his local bee club and was put in contact with me. The removal took about 4 hours to complete. I worked very slowly and carefully to not damage a recently renovated room. After all is completed these gentle bees have a new home and with a little caulk and paint, it's like they were never there!