I believe that I have a honey bee swarm living in the rafters of my house. My son was on the roof when he saw them.
I will occasionally find one lone scout in my upstairs bathroom. I hate to kill them, but I am allergic to bee stings.
I have sealed the window and around the dryer exhaust, and hope this will exclude my guests. I have heard that bees seem to be on the decline, and whole hives have disappeared for unclear reasons.
After all that, my question. If my honey bees have a healthy swarm, and they do not bother me,I don’t mind sharing my rafters with them, are there any reasons why they should not be allowed to stay?