I have a cut-out that is in such a twisted location that I can't reach them. By reaching as far as my arm will reach, I can take a photo with my phone of the bees behind 2 X 4's more than two feet further away. To get them, I would have to remove the shingles/roof or cut open a brick wall, neither of which the homeowner is willing to do. This would cost thousands to repair and it would never look right after that.
A trap-out is not possible because of the location and time constraints.
What to do?
While I do NOT advocate killing bees, I see no other way to solve this for the homeowner. Is there a way to dispose of these bees so that other bees can come rob the honey out without carrying poison back to other hives?
Please don't chew on me about killing bees. In 9 years of beekeeping, I have only disposed of 2 nests when there were emergency situations. I don't want to be known as a beekeeper who is willing to kill bees, but this is one that I can't solve.
If you have a solution, let me know.