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Africanized “Killer” Bees in Phoenix Valley

Swarm of Africanized Honey Bees in a tree.

Africanized Bees In Phoenix Valley

Africanized Bees in Arizona swarm frequently to build new colonies, and build hives in unique places. Hives have been found built in places like: trash cans, tires, crates, boxes, empty cars, underground, trees, etc.

Africanized Honey Bees defend their colony by attacking when they’re threatened… And they’re EASILY provoked!

Africanized Bee Threats

Africanized Honey Bees are provoked to attack by LOUD noises, vibrations, and movement within 50-150 feet of their colony. Common lawn mowers and other power tools have provoked many Africanized Honey Bee attacks. Once these bees start attacking, they’ll pursue victims for over 500 feet from the colony!

The THREAT of Africanized Bees is NOT their venom… In fact it’s no different than regular Honey Bee venom. The real THREAT of Africanized Bees is their AGGRESSIVE nature when attacking. Africanized Bees pose extreme danger to humans because they attack in such GREAT NUMBERS! IF you’re chased by Africanized Bees {or any bees}, run in a zig zag pattern & get into a HOUSE or car ASAP!

Pest Control

Africanized Honey Bees are NOT easy to distinguish from regular honey bees. Unless you’re a scientist, most people can’t tell the difference between Africanized Bees and honey Bees, and in Arizona they’re all inner bred anyways. Because of the very AGGRESSIVE nature of Africanized Bees, please DO NOT try to remove/treat ANY Bee problem on your own! If you have a Bee problem CALL The BeeMan for LIVE bee hive removal in Phoenix and surround valley areas.

Identify Africanized Bees

Africanized Bees are golden/yellow in color with darker bands of brown, 6 legs, 1/2 inch long, and have antennae. The only way to tell an Africanized Bee from a regular Honey Bee, PHYSICALLY, is to measure their wings. Africanized Bees have different wing measurements than regular Honey Bees.

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