I work for a commercial bee removal company.
It is amazing the places bees will make a nest in.
I have removed bees from billboards, stadium structures, light poles and even in a community bike rack. When commercial bee removal is called for, you know the situation is out of hand. I have been on the job where you can’t even see the structure there is so many bees. When the bees are nested high in the corners of a large building, I go up. I either use a large ladder, or we have a truck with an extendable, mechanical lift system. My buddy drives me right to the edge and I go up sometimes hundreds of feet. I then vacuum up all the bees with my bee removal tools and even have to take the nest down only using my gloved hands. If you do bee removal enough, you get real fearless. The crew and I walk into places of business in our suits and prepare to work no matter the amount of bees. Typically the bees are not aggressive and we can do a live removal. The bees are carefully sucked up and the nests are handled delicately. We then talk to a honeykeeper and leave the bees there. Only yellow jackets and Africanized honey bees tend to get a little more crazy where we might need to put them down. A lot of people want to know if I get stung a lot. Not so much anymore. The more I do bee removal, the better I am at handling the bees safely.