Hi My name is Autumn. I am NOT a beekeeper but need some help with something. I work at a store and every year around september or october honeybees (YES HONEYBEES) start swarming around our trash cans outside. I have 2 reasons for needing help..One, I would like to know how to repel them without harming them and Two, I begged my manger at the store not to kill them because they are having problems with dying off as it is. She called the local museum to ask about them and the lady said they are NOT honeybees but yellow jackets because honeybees are not around this time of year AND they do not swarm trash cans like that. But I asure you they are honeybees. IF they aren't suppose to be around this time of year why are they outside at our trash cans EVERY year at THIS time in a swarm. Any help with this topic would be much appreciated. Thanks!