The practice of bee Elimination in Florida is changing rapidly. During the last few years African bees are now well established in South Florida and a lot of West Central Florida. Some colonies have been established in North Florida. As a result the focus of bee removal over much of Florida has changed dramatically toward public safety. This shift is due to the difference in behavior between Africanized bees as well as the honey bees managed by beekeepers. African bees, also called killer bees, are very protective of their nests and easily provoked. Even though they do not deserve the killer title, they do deserve a heap of respect and a wide berth to avoid any nasty surprises.
Though a nearby Bee colony is now calm, it simply is not true that no threat exists. Research claims that an ordinary queen bee lives between 6 months and one year. Every time a new queen is born to the Cave Creek bee removal old queen, she leaves the nest briefly to mate with drones from neighboring colonies. If African bee colonies are nearby, and when she mates with a single, the current colony which was composed 6 months past could become Africanized speedily. Africanized bees have been established for several years in the Southwestern states. Stats reveal that 1/2 of African bee attacks happen in circumstances where the victim was conscious of the bee colony but did nothing about it. If those footprints had been eliminated when they were discovered, the attack would not have occurred.
Before, bee Removal, that’s removing a bee colony, was frustrated since bees are an endangered species. We rely heavily on bees to pollinate our food plants. Rather, we invited beekeepers to conserve the nest and add it to their managed hives. The intrusion of African bees and the growth of various bee diseases however, have reduced the value and increased the possibility of wild bees. Fewer and fewer beekeepers will willingly accept the risks. Where Africanized bees have been established, there can be 100-200 colonies per square mile. Removing one crazy bee nest does not significantly lessen the general population of bees. State officials are not trying to destroy all wild creatures, or even all Africanized bees. They do recommend however, that any bees found nesting near people is eliminated immediately, and that all bee removal be done by a state certified Pest Control Operator.