I knew you didn't mean that I couldn't remove bees from my own property - that I CAN do that with no problem. But I still think that it's stupid that they're telling you that you can't do this without a liscense. For instance, my father-in-law hires a man to mow his lawn. This man also takes care of killing off red ants. It would be like saying this man can't kill the ants without a pest control liscense. It's just silly.
Bees would be (I feel anyway) in the same grouping as ants. And if a bee keeper wants the bees, to raise and make honey, I say "go for it - I'll gladly pay for the removal and you do what you want with the bees". (That is, if I was a home owner that had unwanted feral bees.)
I can understan needing a liscense to trap other pests - skunks, armadillos, beavers, feral cats, or a large animal like a pesty bear - but BEES? :shock: Give me a break, it's silly.
Who ever made that law in your area is most definately just out for the money - forcing homeowners to hire an expensive "pest control" person instead of the average Joe.