Do you HAVE to remove honeybees from walls?
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to discover honeybees all over my not quite bloomed sedum. Workin', workin', boy they were busy. I wondered where their hive was and was really excited to see them when ... I discovered they were going into one of our garage walls. (Before anyone chastises me for not maintaining my house, I will point out that I would need to use a mirror to see the hole they're using, because it is in the strangest little nook that I'd have to back into and look up into a tiny dark corner. At least I think so. I'm not getting in there with all the bee traffic!!)
So, they're in the garage. And I'm quite sure they're honeys, not wasps or hornets. Do I HAVE to have them removed because of the "damage" that will happen as the colony (and comb) grows? What would happen if I left them? They don't bother me at all, but we had carpenter bees in our last house and they DID bother me with their chewing.
Any thoughts on this? Bees are neat, but property (and repairs) is costly!