When most people think of bees, they are thinking of anything that is yellow and black and has the ability to sting. Falling into this category are honey bees, Africanized bees, hornets and wasps.
The good news is that you can get rid of all these stinging insects in basically the same way. If this is a problem that you are going to tackle on your own, without the help of a professional, there are some safety procedures you need to follow.
Preventative measures may keep you from having to deal with bees in the first place. Clean up garbage. Do not let garbage sit outside in open trash cans. Clean up any spills especially of sweet substances as bees are very attracted to this.
If you still have a problem with bees, there are some pesticides that can take care of the problem. Once you have discovered where the hive is, you will want to attack it with a bio pesticide. EcoSMART makes some very effective bio dusts, some of which are so safe, they are actually exempt from EPA regulations. Bees actually die very easily from pesticides so a botanical dust should work just fine.
The best way to use the dust is to dust the entrance of the hive. The bees will walk through this when they are coming in and out of the hive. It will stick to the little hairs covering their bodies and they will spread it throughout the hive. When the bees groom themselves, they will die.
There is a trick to getting the dust into the opening which uses a long tube. You can basically use this tube as a blow gun and shoot the dust right into the opening. This should only disturb the bees briefly. If you are at all unsure of dealing with bees on your own, consult a professional who can help you safely kill them.