Recently got a call from a neighbor saying he had bees in his old chicken shed and he was going to tear it down. I asked if he could wait until next spring because it was so late in the year. Alas, his wife overruled him and said get the bees out.
A massive number of bees were in two different sections of the shed. One was around 15-20 ft. in the air and the other was about 5ft up. Long story made short. We plugged all the holes, took a chainsaw and cut around the hive, and moved them to a new location. One hive measured 2x7 the other was 6x6. We had to have a tractor lift one and a forklift to lift the other, because they were so heavy.
Hopefully they will make it through winter and I can take them out at that point. He told me they have been there since at least the 80s and produce swarms almost every year. I was like "Why haven't you been calling me!" he said he didn't know what the swarms were doing. I'm guessing he thought the bees enjoyed an afternoon stroll.