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Bumble bees in the fabric of a building are likely to be Tree Bees http://bumblebeeconservation.org/images/uploads/Bee_Craft_May_2013,_Bombus_hypnorum.pdf
they're beneficial insects, not aggressive unless disturbed and the nest will die out in the autumn - no one need do anything about them other than leave well alone.
Yes, I can see why you want this nest moved - there is information here about how to do it http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/faqs/moving-bumblebee-nests/
would the beekeeper who visited you be willing to move the nest?
If not, I would suggest that you contact your local Wildlife Trust http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/your-local-trust and see if they have someone who would help you - perhaps for a donation
Your local swarm liaison may be prepared to move the nest for a small fee. Look at the BBKA website, find the swarm section at the bottom of the page and enter your postcode. A list of volunteers should come up.
bee keepers will only deal with honey bees not bumble bees, they will give advice which will be along the lines of leave it alone (the only reason your father was stung was he dug into the nest, if someone did that to my house id be pretty annoyed too!)
if you are allergic to bee stings it will be only honey bee stings most likely. Different chemicals in the sting apparently (someone out there might confirm otherwise)
moving bumble bee nests can be time consuming and if you get someone to do it for you expensive, and there is a chance it will kill the colony anyway, best bet, educate your boys to stay away or build a barrier they cant get thru and leave it alone, the nest will die in winter anyway.
Yes, I think that is good advice from treehugger- I found a nest under a shed I collapsed and I constructed a kennel over the top with an entrance in the same direction as the bees were flying in. This was to protect it from the elements mainly. Same as treehugger says, they'll be gone by autumn...