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FAQ about Bees | Part 1

FAQ

How far will you travel to do a bee removal?

We currently service the entire Phoenix Metropolitan and Tucson Metropolitan area, usually within a 30-90 minute response time, from us being called and arriving at your door. Give us a call at 623-256-7034, to discuss your current situation.

Do you except credit cards?

Yes… we take Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.

Why did the bees pick my house?

Bees are interested in any type of void that will offer protection. These voids include, but are not limited to; chimneys, wall voids, attics, crawl space, barbeques, irrigation valve box, trees and bushes, debris stacked in a way where it will create a nice living space for bees, etc.

I was out in the yard behind my home and noticed a huge mass of bees all balled up in a tree. I’ve never seen a swarm like that and I’m afraid that they are going to attack my family and pets. What should I do?
What you have just encountered is a queen that has broken off from an established hive and taken a fair amount (1,000-5,000) of bees with her. At this time, we suggest calling us to take care of this problem, before it becomes a bigger issue. These bees will most likely not attack unless provoked, however a barking dog, screaming children, or a truck backfiring could cause these bees to attack. Also, these bees are looking to make a permanent home which may be in the tree or bush, or under your shed, a grill, spa, or worst of all, your attic or wall void.

What are the bees doing?

Typically, a new beehive consists of four to six thousand bees. They can swarm to their chosen location and move into a structure in as little as 15 minutes. After they have moved in, about 10-25 bees will be traveling to and from this location throughout the day. These bees are called worker bees. It is their job to forage for food for the rest of the hive. Upon their return to the hive, they are filled with nectar and are carrying pollen, which are their building materials to make honeycomb and grow their hive. The bees will start working the same day that they move into their new home. A new beehive can start to build anywhere from half a pound to a pound of honeycomb per day. This is why it is important to get any bee infestations taken care of as soon as possible, to limit the amount of honeycomb produced so that structural removals and repairs will not be necessary. After the bees have been there for seven days or longer, they will have built enough honeycombs to create other problems for the structure. Some of these problems include; honey melting which causes noticeable stains and structural damages, new bee hives returning to the area because they can smell the honey and assume it is a place to live, wax moths, ants and rodents that will want to come and feed on honey and establish nests near by.