A few weeks ago, my neighbor/friend that lives behind me called. She had a big swarm of bees in her yard that had eventually congregated on one of her bushes in the back. She called the city to see if they would do anything but no- since it was private property they wouldn't come. They wouldn't even come to verify if they were bee's or wasps, REALLY?? One of her other neighbors came over to look and verified they were honey bees. They knew someone that could come get the bees.
The guy came after dark (I didn't go watch - it was the finale of The Voice, ha) but he brought a box with honey in it and when the bees went in he covered it with newspaper. Put it inside his vehicle and took them home. I've seen bee keepers come to get honey bees before but I've never seen this method. Seems kind of scary but the guy did make it home, so whatever I guess. He did have to come back the next day for some more though.
The next week I saw hippie looking at what I thought was the roof. I went out and there was a little wasp hive/nest only about 2 or 3 inches big by our gutter where the patio guys had added a piece when they had to cut the gutter off. Hippie put some stuff he had in the gutter and he thinks he got them but with all the rain we've had who knows.
Yikes anyhow I hope no more bees or wasps.