After our story aired Sunday night, a member of a local beekeeping group called up Clovis Unified to offer their assistance in getting rid of it.
Monday they came out wearing protective clothing, and started clipping branches away to get the swarm off the tree. With a big shake, they dropped the hive into a bucket, and the worker bees did the work from there.
The beekeepers plan to take the swarm to their fields in Clovis. There they'll be placed in a real hive to begin producing honey.