Bee Removal in Tucson

Africanized Honey Bees were introduced into Southern Arizona in the early 1990s.  These bees are very beneficial to our environment because they are excellent pollinators.  However, Africanized Bees are known to be very aggressive and relentless when their hive is disturbed.

The spring season in Southern Arizona is the beginning of a new life cycle for the Africanized Bees.  Established colonies produce an influx of worker Bees and several new queens.  These new bees will group together and leave the hive in search of a new home.  This group of bees is referred to as a “swarm.”  A swarm will travel during the daytime hours.  The Bees will often stop and rest during this process on a tree branch or a shady side of a home.  This looks like a big ball of bees.  While resting, scout bees are searching for a place the colony can move into for their new home. They often pick structural voids in houses and buildings. Once the colony moves in, they begin to build their hive and produce honey.

The Africanized Honey Bee becomes very dangerous as their hive becomes more and more established.  They have developed this strong genetic need to protect their home over thousands of years in Africa.  These bees become very sensitive to noise, vibrations, and simply getting too close to a hive can cause an outbreak of attacking bees.  Unfortunately, lives have been lost due to these bees. Africanized Honey Bees should only be dealt with by a trained professional.

Bee Removal in Tucson, AZ

Essential Pest Management offers 24 hour emergency Bee removal services.  Don’t take a chance if you see Bees show up on your property. We can take care of swarms, hives, and remove honey comb.  Also, we offer trapping and exclusion services to prevent Bee problems.

Technician Removing Honeycomb

Technician Removing Honeycomb

Africanized Honey Bee

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