My brother-in-law is the president of his homeowners' association. He got a call from one of the homeowners who said he had a bee problem and was going to kill the bees in a nearby wall. Al said, "NO! I'll get someone to come out and remove the bees!" He called a bee-keeper who came and rescued the bees. It was a 20 year old colony that had 6 to 8 queen bees in it. The hive had gotten too big and one of the bees was leaving to start a new colony. This is what the homeowner had seen.
The bees were spared! Everyone pulled together and removed the bees safely to a new home. Happy ending to bee saga!