For the past week or longer, there are enough honeybees flying around my eucalyptus trees to make a buzzing noise I can hear from the back door of my house. It is hard for me to determine whether or not they've made a hive, because the trees are very tall with a lot of leaves.
A local beekeeper told me that it is very possible that the bees are just gathering pollen because a lot of plants have stopped blooming, and that they will move along when they are done.
I have a small child and I am very worried about us getting stung. The bees are mostly in the trees, but, they also fly around the yard and land on different surfaces, including us.
Does anyone know how to find a beehive in a tall tree, if it is not readily visible? Has anyone had this happen to their tree, and the bees did indeed move on and were not actually living inside the tree?
Thank you for your help.
If anyone is concerned, I am not intending to harm the bees. If necessary, I will try to have someone remove the bees and hive, unharmed. Killing them would be my last resort.