I work for a major construction company in the town I live in and we have multiple buildings on the property.
A few years ago, we discovered that there were bees inside the walls of one of our conference rooms.
Of course, we needed to remove the bees for their safety as well as for ours. Initially, the admin called our extermination company because at the time, she had no idea who to contact. Thankfully, our exterminator advised her to call a commercial bee removal service instead. We were happy about that advice, since a removal service would better take care of the bees. After searching online for a bee removal company, she was able to find one. Two days later, after we initially discovered the bees, the bee removal service was on the property assessing the situation. Unfortunately, we were told that the bees could not be saved because it wasn’t a colony but a displaced swarm. and, it would cost significant damages to the building if he attempted to save the bees. It was a very difficult situation as the decision on how to handle the bees was out of our hands. A few of us from the office wanted to get a better understanding if there were other options that we could explore. But due to the nature of the situation and the fact that it wasn’t a big colony of bees, the bee removal service had no choice in how they proceeded in removing them. Needless to say, the bees were removed, and it caused little to no damage and the hole where the bees entered the conference room was fixed as well to avoid this happening again in the future.