How do I find / any recommendations for a bee removal service that will move bees to a safer location? South Florida, USA.
My parents have had bees in their roof that have come and gone generally for the past 15 years. I was once attacked by the swarm and tests showed they were Africanized honey bees. The fire department had to come in and they slaughtered almost the entire hive. Several years later we found a giant hive inside the roof overhang but they eventually left on their own. Now as I sit in their front yard I see 10-15 bees flying around a hole on the roof overhang and entering.
My parents’ yard has many flowers, plants, water, and very few enemies aside from rats and squirrels (which also run around the roof overhang).
I’m terrified of trying to remove them ourselves and we’d likely fair better with a reputable bee removal service that does not kill. I’ve been on this subreddit for some time now and I know how important sustaining the bee population is.
Does anyone have recommendations for either safely removing them myself (aka getting them to move on their own) or a beekeeper in the South Florida area that can handle it for us? How much does it usually cost? What questions should I ask to make sure they’re reputable?
Thanks for any help! Mods I read the rules and didn’t see any restrictions for this type of post but if there is a better place for me to ask please let me know.