I saw a bee control outfit on TV open up a valve box in the ground that had a bee hive inside it. Packed with pissed off bees. That box was underground, lid exposed like we see everyday. It was a scary thing to see for sure. Always step back you never know what you will find when you take off the lid of a valve box. I have seen snakes, brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, wasps, mice. Not bees yet.