You will probably need to find a beekeeper with a bee vac if they are in a tree. Here is the address and phone # to a beekeeping association in Tampa. Or do a search for local beekeeping associations if your not in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association
P.O. Box 2035
Seffner, FL 33583
Everyone wants to kill bees! I just don't understand it, especially since we have a world wide shortage of them. I think people don't realize where their food comes from?
There is a place in China where the bees are totally extinct, so the people have to go out and pollinate each apple blossom. [seen on PBS program about bees]
I put water out for the bees, so I have bees on my porch area all the time since, they need water to. It's hot out here in southern California, and they need water to make their honey. I keep telling my neighbors they will not harm you unless you harm them, so at least I'm educating people one person at a time...
They first started coming to an empty pot with soil in it, so I started keeping it watered, and they also come to another with just water and rocks and plants in it...[yes, I watch for mosquitoes larvae, and I haven't had any problem since.]
If the bees are not dead people should be happy and leave them alone, and don't kill them under any circumstances. They have a short life span as it is. [We have a shortage of them!!]
[I just read in another section that bees don't need water to make honey...? Is that true? I thought "pre" honey was 80 or 90 percent water until the bees fan the hive to reduce the water content for it to become honey as we know it...?]
A bee person just told me that the water in the honey comes from flower nectar...
Bees may not directly use the water to make the honey, but they do use a tremendous amount of water in the hive. wild hive will only reside where there is a water source nearby, even if it is a swimming pool or goldfish pond. You will often see them in urban areas around bird baths or irrigation systems that run frequently. I was in Santa Fe during the dry season once and every time the hotel sprinkler would shut off, hundreds of bees would come in to the little puddles.