The bee guy just finished -- the slaughter is over and the last of the bees are in their death throes... OMG you would not BEE-lieve the hum from them inside the ceiling and wall!!! He really riled them up. Made the hair stand up on the back of my neck! About two dozen plus fell to their deaths out of an opening in an old hardwired smoke alarm in the ceiling above the top stair landing. The guy probably pumped chemical spray in the outside entrance for a good 20 minutes. He said he could hear them pretty well, too. Said it was a pretty large hive -- at least 3,000 to 4,000 bees in there. You sure wouldn't know it from the outside. It was cold this morning so there was no activity even when the guy got here. He's writing up the bill now. Ugh.