There’s been much discussion in the media and society about the scarcity of honeybees from Colony Collapse Disorder. Although CCD may cause a decrease in the bee population in other areas of the US, it has not been our experience in Arizona. Most of the honeybee colonies in our region are completely Africanized.
In it’s quest to save as many colonies as possible, ASAP Bee Removal will always do whatever is necessary to save and relocate live swarms that have been removed. This is most successful when they are found on tree limbs, bushes, or objects such as cars and lawn ornaments.
Exposed beehives- colonies that have attached themselves to an exterior roof line, water valve box or ceiling-can also be safely removed much of the time. ASAP Bee Removal is working with local beekeepers to re-home or relocate dozens of live swarms. The more quickly the homeowner notices and attends to bee activity the more likely a live removal will be possible.
This season’s extended spring weather has allowed for bees to move freely and find nesting spaces. Homeowners need to be extra diligent in inspecting their own properties for evidence of honeybees and wasp nests. The longer bees are left to establish a hive, the more aggressive they become.
If you see a few bees flying in and out of a specific area or hear humming inside an interior wall, this likely indicates an established colony. Stay away from the area and call a bee removal specialist. Do not attempt to remedy the bee problem yourself. Spraying pesticides on bees could result in injury to yourself, pets, or others.
Avoid areas of intense bee activity. Give them lots of room and inform neighbors and pedestrians that there may be an active beehive nearby, and call ASAP Bee Removal to discuss the problem. If the bees are not on your own property, advise the property owner to do the same. In remote areas, notify the local county sheriff’s office and report the location. You could save a life as well as your own. There have been numerous bees attacks already this season.
In the event you are attacked, get into complete cover-a car, home, or other building- as soon as possible in order to restrict the bees access to you. Most of the time, bees are nothing to be afraid of, but be alert and aware of bee activity so that you can make the best decisions about what action is necessary. ASAP Bee Removal is always available to answer any questions you may have.