I get lots of calls saying the bees have been there about three weeks.
Three weeks of work can results in a lot of comb in a wall but in most cases what you see in this picture is what you would have in 2-3 weeks.
This is one of the most common places that bees will infest in a house.
They like to get in between the floor joists where they have adequate apse to build a home and easy access to get out.
In this house which was brick we removed the bees but did not remove the comb.
The bees had been there for two weeks so there was little honey comb to remove and wasnt worth damaging the house to remove it.
The crack in the brick was sealed with new mortar and a new swarm of bees will not be able to get into this location in the future.