in california, not long it would take
expessually since swarms take the required tools to make the comb, that and not having to care for brood for long enough [img]smile.gif[/img]
you could do all sorts of things to get rid of them, but a local beekeeper could just pluck it out of the trees it looks like, i wouldn't let anyone charge you for it. (or atleast not that much)
it's not like it's inside a building, would you need a ladder?
i'd find a link to somone that could help you out, but my AOL 28.8k isn't what it use to be.
i'd just google for a local beekeeper's association and usually they have a list of people on their sha-bang that'll take swarms.
either that or maybe someone on the board will know someone or they will be in the area themselves.
blah, blah blah.
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