If you have a piece of prime bee real estate, bees will keep returning to that place. After removing a bee nest, it is important to make the space “unattractive” or “invisible” to the bees. This is the domain of bee prevention.
An alternative method of bee prevention is to place catch boxes near problem spots. These baited hives will tend to be even more attractive than the problem cavity. In this way, as soon as bees move into a catch box, we remove the swarm and replace an empty box.