Hello, I recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. A couple of weeks ago a swarm moved into a wall on my house. I contacted the local beekeepers association, and have had a little assistance with trying to extract them, but no real success. He did confirm that they were honeybees, but did not want to get involved with extracting them. A lure box failed. The colony is growing. I then contacted a professional bee extractor, but am not getting any call backs.
I am fairly confident the bees are living between my drywall and an exterior wall in my garage. It appears that my choices at this point are either:
1) hire an exterminator
2) get them out myself, and start this hobby. It has sounded interesting for some time, so I will take care of them.
So while I appreciate that this is not the ideal way to get into this, it appears that I have been thrust into this hobby.
I am going to read up on all the stickies before asking too many noobie questions. But wanted to introduce myself. Any helpful assistance would be appreciated.