Of the four different methods ABC uses to relocate beehives, the least intrusive method is the “Trap-out”
This method is applicable when the bees have inhabited a cavity that cannot be accessed by American Bee Control. Examples are a hollow tree, an historic stone chimney or a hillside cave with a tiny entrance.
Using techniques honed over years of process improvement, ABC brings a wooden beehive box to the site and induces the bees to move their colony from the cavity to the hive box.  This is not a same-day solution and isn’t suitable for all locations for a variety of reasons, but it is an option that almost always produces results favorable to the property owner and the bees.  The “Trap-out” process is not to be confused with “Swarm-trapping” method that is covered here.