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Honeybee Removal - History of

Beekeepers have been removing honeybees for many years from problem places for home owners and businesses. The introduction of the Africanized honeybee in the US has caused pest control or "bee exterminating" companies to kill these honeybees for profit. The wide spread propaganda of 'killer bees' has mostly subsided as this Africanized honeybee has intermingled with the European honeybee 40 years ago starting from South America the bee progessed north through Central America and Mexico creating a hybrid honeybee, lessoning the perhaps overly-hyped hostility of the Africanized honeybee.

Some beekeepers in the United States are reluctant to collect honeybee swarms for fear of collecting honeybees carrying Tracheal or Varroa mites, or picking up a swarm of feral bees perhaps in addition to being unfamiluar with the status or regulations of Africanized or hybrid honeybees.

Recent dwindling honeybee population made popular around 2007, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and the general environmental consciousness, the public as a whole is shifting to seeking live and non-toxic honeybee removal options when finding bees on their property. Adkins bee removal provides information for learning about and solving bee problems as well as a help-line for the US & Canada for removing and relocating bees from structures of: walls, attics, roofs, chimneys, as well as on shrubbery.

To learn about a bee problem based on the location of the nest or hive, visit how to get rid of bees. The map below shows the spread of the Africanized Honeybee year by year as reported by each county. You can also view the reported Africanized honeybee (AHB) spread from South America starting from 1957 forward.

AHB africanized honeybee map

AHB africanized honeybee map

Migration of the africanized honey bees (AHB) in the US, having first arrived to Texas in 1990. Migration report provided by the National Atlas of the United States. A more compleate reading can be found here on Africanized honeybees the AHB, including a map of their migration form South America!


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