My first thoughts were if the county or state agent was called to see if there was a local bee keeper that would want to move them to a hive on their property. The bee population is dwindling and these guys are killing bees? :doh:
I saw that one also. Yes those bees were killed also.
Years ago, when my wife and I were first married we were looking for a house of our own. We found one that had been unoccupied for about a year. Some of the shingles on the front of the house were pushed up, but we didn't really notice them. It was hot and we were looking to go inside where it was cool. We got inside and I could hear a buzzing sound in the attic. Hmmm. I wonder what is broken and making that noise. My first thought was something was up with the A/C. HA! I went outside and looked at the A/C unit. It was OK. I walked around the house. It is then that I spotted the bees going into and out of the roof where the shingles were pushed up. WOW! By the hundreds! Needless to say we did not buy that house, they had to get rid of the bees before selling it. Which they did. :thumb: I think they got a Bee Keeper to move them for FREE! Texas A & M had an agent in the area looking for bees and he got a keeper to move them. How? I dunno :shrug: . Wasn't my problem, nor my house.
Interestingly, we bought a house just blocks away where we live now, about five years later!