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East Valley

480-612-1620

602-708-9493

West Valley

Differences Between Africanized Honey Bees and European Honey Bees

  • Africanized bees respond more quickly with a much higher show of aggression and defend the Hive with much greater numbers than the European bee.
  • Both bees look the same, sting in defense of themselves or their nest, can only sting once, and have the same venom.
  • Africanized honey bees are slightly smaller (but because the bees look so much alike only a laboratory analysis can tell them apart).
  • Both honey bees are the same species.
  • Africanized bees can sense a threat from people or animals 50 feet or more from their nest and sense vibrations from power equipment 100 feet or more from their nest.
  • European bees get defensive of their hive in a much smaller area and will only give short chase whereas Africanized bees may pursue a victim 1/4 to 1/2 mile and have been known to hover over water to wait for their target.
  • Africanized bees will remain agitated for an hour or more after an attack and can spread out their attack for several hundred feet in all directions from their Hive attacking anything they feel a threat.
  • European bees swarm once maybe twice a year if conditions are right, Africanized bees swarm a lot more frequently to establish new nests up to five to six times a year.
  • Africanized bees will also nest in smaller cavities and sheltered areas and aren't nearly as picky as European Honey bees when it comes to finding a new home
  • Away from the hive foraging bees have the same temperament they are just trying to gather food and water, they have nothing to protect and are not looking to sting anyone unless they feel threatened which is the same for any living creature.
  • Both bees can and will move their entire colony if food and/or water is scarce, when this happens these swarms can be a lot more temperamental and the chance of an unintentional attack increases drastically.
  • Africanized bee is often called "killer bees" which can be true under the right circumstances but the media and TV have blown it way out of proportion.

Why do honeybees swarm?

Honeybees detect the need to swarm and start a new colony for one or more of the following reasons:

    • The colony is too congested in their current hive. There is not enough room for the queen to lay more eggs and/or for the worker bees to store more honey and pollen in the honeycomb.
    • The queen has become weak with age, so she is not laying enough eggs or giving off enough pheromone scent to properly control the colony. This condition may also trigger superseding, which does not usually result in swarming.

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$80 flat rate bee control will take care of:

  • Africanized Bee Colony
  • Bee Swarm
  • Established Bee Colony
  • New Arrival or Scout Bees
  • Wasp Nest or Nests
  • Carpenter or Leaf-cutter Bee's
  • Plus More.....

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