got a call last night from a friend who said a swarm had taken up residency in his roof. went round and found the entrance point. then went into the roof space to see if i could get it from there, no such luck. then proceeded to climb onto the tile roof and using those yet untapped skills that all bee keepers have, removed the tiles above the colony. at some stage i must have got the queen because after about an hour the bees started to go into my bee box of their own accord. eventually got the majority in (swarm of about 2000-3000 bees) and then put back the tiles, good as new! who would have thought. if i give up my current job its good to know that another career opportunity has possibly opened up.