I am working with two local State legislators and a lawyer on a new law for Hawaii. So far if an exterminator gets a call about honey bees they are not required to call a live bee removal person. I would like to see this change. Here is a very rough draft of a law I will propose to the State. If you have other ideas please let me know.
Require certified commercial pesticide applicators and licensed commercial pesticide operators in the State to contact identified beekeepers or live bee removal persons to either obtain assistance in relocating specific honey bee colonies, or to seek approval to destroy the colonies, prior to extermination. These rules and regulations shall include any appropriate emergency health and safety exceptions.