Bee Removal in Arizona Should never be by an exterminator, or someone who "offers live bee removal"
Nature in Phoenix, Arizona
Today I would like to talk about getting out in nature. It is not as hard as you think to experience nature in such a big city as Phoenix. There are many great sites for finding nature conservatories in Arizona. If you are an avid birder, like myself, then you will find this link to the Arizona Audubon Society extremely helpful.
The Hassayampa River Preserve
Some places I have visited recently is the Hassayampa River Preserve. They are protected by the Nature Conservancy
It is a beautiful walk in a scrolling path that leads around a large pond. The trees are beautiful and very shady. We planned a picnic. The walk is several miles but easy for any age. The weather feels cooler since it is outside of Phoenix. There are many rare and native birds to observe. When we were there the river was closed off to visit due to quicksand! I didn't even know there was quicksand in Arizona! Very scary but glad they are looking out for us residents.
The White Tank Mountain Range
Another place we visited was the White Tank mountains. If there is enough rain there are waterfalls there. And lots of Indian hieroglyphics. The children you bring can hike it easily and will love it.
The Phoenix Mountain Preserve
The Phoenix Mountain preserve is quite incredible too. Right in the middle of the city, not far from the 51 freeway, there is preserved wilderness. Mountains to climb and all of Arizona desert to experience. We even heard coyotes! There are wildflowers in the spring and plenty of bees.
When to Hike in Phoenix, AZ
There are just tons of trails for those who love to hike. And they are all over the valley. You can hike every weekend and never experience it all. My favorite time to hike is in the spring because of all the desert wildflowers. In the summer when it gets too hot we will often hike up north to escape the heat.
I guess I haven't mentioned it is hot yet have I! I told you I would tell you the whole truth! It is certainly hot in the summer but thankfully everywhere you go there is air conditioning and pools in every city backyard. Or very nearly! I find myself quite comfortable. You can either hike up north or hike early in the morning in Phoenix.
Be careful of bee activity in warm weather
But be careful, when the weather gets warm that is definitely when the bee activity increases. We went on a hike and ran into a saguaro cactus that had a hole in it from a family of owls. The owls were long gone for who knows what reason but in their place was a bee hive! The bees were not aggressive but it was still unsafe for all hikers because it was so close to the trail. We called up our trusty friend Derek who owns, Abello Bees, and is our Bee Removal Phoenix Free Specialist. He and his team came out right away and removed the bees. They were able to remove the hive without destroying the saguaro cactus. I have been since and the saguaro cactus still stands, in all its glory. Just much safer now for travelers to enjoy.
Until next time!
Welcome to the Valley of the Sun! Otherwise called Maricopa County or Phoenix AZ. Our county is the third largest county in the nation. We are home to some of the largest sports teams such as Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Suns. We enjoy sunny days nearly every day of the year and we certainly don't have to deal with snow!
So if you are considering moving here (as many do) you will find great enjoyment with many of our year round activities. If you like to golf you can golf year round! If you like to garden we enjoy nearly a year round gardening season as well. We are one of the few states that you can grow citrus in.
Dealing with Bees in Arizona
We have natural pollinators such as bees. And honestly that is really the only downside I can think that I have experienced in my many years of living in Arizona. There are many, many bees. We are one of the states that also have Africanized bees. Africanized bees can be a major problem because they can be highly aggressive. Hives in other states might have 10 or 12 bees that chase you for 15 feet. But Africanized bees will have 500 chasing you for a mile. They are determined and very scary.
How to get rid of bees in Maricopa County
The best bet is to get bees removed by a professional as soon as you can. But bee hives are declining. We are experiencing a tremendous decline in bees. Beekeepers have reported a nearly fifty percent decrease in their hives each year. If you like to garden that is a real problem. Many of my elderly friends have reported they need to hand pollinate their garden because there are no bees in their neighborhood. Even africanized bees can be useful for that. And actually they are better adapted to survive the heat and more vigorous pollinators.
Use an all natural Bee Keeper
So the best compromise I have found is to use a all natural beekeeper to remove the bees. And I say all natural because they don't use any dangerous pesticides or chemicals. Remember pesticides are toxic to butterflies and other pollinators too. Even your dogs can be affected as well as you may be if your immune system is compromised in any way.
Who To call
Last time we got bees at our house we called a local Phoenix Beekeeper. His name was Derek Abello and he specializes in Bee Removal Phoenix His services were extremely helpful. He came out right away and assessed the situation. He found the problem immediately, the bees had made a hive in my roof eave. He had to remove a few tiles but was able to get right to the bees. There wasn't that much honey or honeycomb built up because I had called right away. He even knew a great repairman so I didn't have to find one that I didn't know or trust. His prices were fair and reasonable and I highly recommend him next time you have a bee problem. Or a bee swarm problem.
Arizona is the Best
But don't let all this bee talk scare you! You will love living in Arizona. As long as you know how to deal with the bees you will be fine. And hey, at least there are not bears running around! I remember seeing a video of bears digging through a trash can behind a bakery. I would much rather call a beekeeper and deal with the bees!
Welcome to Phoenix Best State Mail! I am so glad you stopped by! I will be honest with you - I have created this site to convince you to move to our great state of Arizona! I have had such success and profound joy living in this state that I think you will too. So many people have experienced healing from chronic disease due to the weather and also healed from their depression because of all the sunshine. If you are tired of feeling worn out from shoveling snow then sit back and hear all about our great state! And I promise to be honest and tell it really how it is! The good and the bad! You deserve to hear the full truth. Looking forward to being your neighbor!