I currently have 2-3 bee hives in a filtration & heating system for my in-ground backyard pool.
I would like to take the humane approach to ridding the problem by finding a beekeeper (local or that is willing to travel) to safely & completely remove all colonies of bees from the area.
The nest(s) are located in the same vicinity, mainly behind a pull-out panel for the filtration & heating system.
I first realized the nest was there today, and have since witnessed a lot of activity from it, mainly in the form of anywhere from 5-7 bees hovering about and retreating inside the panel.
Any help or insight regarding this problem will be greatly appreciated (I also reside in the NY area).