beeremoval in odd places

Bees Live anywhere

A recent study was performed where bees were found to move into just about any space where they could sustain-ably have a few things to help keep their hive healthy.

  1. An enclosure to regulate their temperature
  2. Plenty of space to build honey comb, brood comb
  3. Access to food
  4. Access to water
  5. Relatively undisturbed location
  6. Minimal pests
  7. Minimal weather fluctuation

Places bees move in

Bees will routinely move in just about any space where they can live and accomplish the above list.  This includes:

  1. Cinder block walls
  2. Wood homes
  3. Stucco homes
  4. Metal enclosures
  5. Porches
  6. Irrigation boxes
  7. Sheds


Is Bee Removal Possible? In Phoenix or Scottsdale Arizona?

Yes.  The foremost expert company on bee removal in Arizona is Abello Bees found here at They are able to remove and relocate all types of bees from aggressive to non aggressive bees.  They also do not use chemicals as some companies are licensed to do.

Are Aggressive bees worth removing?

YES! Aggressive bees technically have to be lab tested especially in Arizona such as at the University of Arizona. In a lab is where they can technically determine the genetics of the bees.  The fact thattthere are approximately 1,500 species of Honey bees explains the reasoning behind having bees tested to really find out if they are truly “Africanized”.

How many bees are Africanized, or Killer Bees?

In reality it has been proven by bee removal companies, such as Abello Bees, that only about 20-25% of bees in Arizona would even be a candidate to be considered “Africanized” or “Killer Bees”.  The reasoning the PR officer at Abello Bees gave was that the genetic variation is so incredible that, “most bees have simply mellowed out with progressive generations”.

So is there a real danger than?

Well yes.  There is still a danger to having aggressive bees in your house, business or neighborhood.  Even though it is a small percentage, there is still a very real clear and present danger of Killer Bees.  However, all responsible bee removal companies will relocate these bees as well because all bee lives matter.

For More Information

For more information on bee removal in your Area make sure to do a Google Search of “Bee Removal + your city”. You will usually get the most popular bee removal company in your area, just make sure to ask them if they have a license and if they do that means THEY ALSO KILL BEES.  You should stay away from any “beekeeper” or “live bee removal company” that claims to remove bees and relocate them, yet they also kill them.  Not responsible and not safe for anyone.


Cheap Vs. Expensive Web Design – How to Pick Websites

cheap web design

A recent article was published by Nashville Web Design that stated “In the industry of web design, you get what you pay for.” We reached out to the company to have them elaborate on this, and see if we could get some insight as to why that statement was made. It would seem that today anybody who has internet access could easily find an overseas company to build a website for cheap, however Nashville Web Design disagrees. Here’s how it went.

Benefits of Pricey Web Design

As it turns out there are many benefits to using a web design company. The more you pay for, the more you get. Nashville Web Design gave us some more info on this by listing out the following:

Unique Code

When you’re paying lots of money for a website you’ll often get unique code. This makes your site different from every other site that you see on the internet today. This has many benefits with regard to search engine optimization. It can also sometimes help with your site speed.

Licensed Software

Although this is now being integrated with some easy website builders it isn’t yet fully moved over. In fact, there is quite a bit of software that is available to people using WordPress or custom websites that cannot be used by Shopify and other common platforms.

Custom Design

When you’re spending a lot of money on web design it usually means that there’s a custom design that’s being put together for your company. This design is made by an artist and it is made unique for your company. This is not something you can buy on other web design platforms that exist (unless you’re an artist). You get the care and attention that an artist puts into his work.

Support America

If you have any concern for the American economy, you won’t be sending your money across the world to a company that you don’t really know. You will support local web designers who will then spend their money within the country and support the economy overall. This is mainly a point of ethics.

Downfall of Cheap Web Design

Nashville Web Design also told us about the down side to using cheap web design services. Although the pricing might be appealing, it was insisted that price isn’t everything. Let’s take a look at the two main reasons that a person should avoid cheap web design services:


A person is very restricted when using a website builder. This means that they can only use the tools given to the user by the company that provides the website building platform. In other words, you can’t simply code a sidebar into your website. You would have to have that option available in the platform that you’re using. You also couldn’t simply create a custom contact form unless the website builder you’re using allows such a thing.

You can’t use Schema markup unless it’s available with the website builder you’re using. Although most of the people reading this won’t know what that means, trust us when we say that it’s vital! These among many other things are examples of how you are restricted when attempting to build a website with a cheap website builder.

Long-Term Expense

Although $2,000 for a website might seem like a lot of money right now, it’s actually not all that much in comparison to the thousands you’ll spend over the years by using a cheap website builder. In fact, over the course of 10 years you can expect to pay nearly 11,000 for a website that you’ve built with a website builder! Chances are the website you built is not nearly as good as the one that a professional web designer would build for you.

Nashville Web Design showed us some of their websites for contractors and it’s very clear to see that for the price that people are paying, it isn’t a bad idea to skip the website builder and go with a simple one-page informational website. Even a few pages of website could go a long way!

In conclusion we’d have to agree that going with an “expensive” web design agency is actually not nearly as expensive as you might think. Cheap website builders are more costly in the long run and offer a lot of restrictions and fewer benefits. If you’re a business owner, you need to consider going with a competent web design firm!


Bee Removal and Relocation

Saving the bees

There is a way to remove bees without not having to kill them.  As you know we devote our time to research and data collection.  I have recently come across this article here: USDA It explains how the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been something that has been effectively slowed in recent years; however, there is still a very significant report of Beekeepers losing colonies throughout the U.S. to various problems as explained in the article.

Our Interpretation of the Data and reports

We have seen a significant decline across the board regarding bee population with beekeepers reporting losing as much as 50% of their hives this year.  Different regions of the states have various issues year to year with cycles of weather and other environmental factors that cause bee decline.  There are the conventional uses of Pesticides on crops that are known to harm bees and their colony, there are antibiotics, and even GMO crops used that still have been inconclusive in data toward contributing to CCD; however, the evidence still points to this as a contributing factor from an outsider perspective.

Decline in the Beekeepers and unsustainable practices among popular beekeepers

A majority of Beekeeping associations are like the old Agriculture industry prior to the rise in popular consumer education on organic methods and safer food handling.  In the beekeeper community, there are unsustainable practices such as the mentioned above, GMO crops, Pesticide exposure, antibiotic use, but there is more.  Among some of the recent possible problems are linked with large cell foundation vs. small cell foundation, using sugar water as a food source, even the pasteurization of honey and the general practice of killing bad microbes but also beneficial microbes inside of the Bee colony.

The bee colony is more complex than we thought

A bee colony, commonly referred to as a superorganism, is organized in such a way that it mimics a larger organism; however, it is a collection of smaller creatures.  This complexity is similar comparison the way to a human that there are t-cells and immune system, other systems as well that carry out functions for the human body.  The bee superorganism is so complex that microbes can be both beneficial and harmful if out of balance in a colony.  How does the imbalance happen?  It happens when a beekeeper is uneducated in the process of the small ecosystem within the bee colony.  Introducing antibiotics to kill “bad bugs, and bacteria” also has the effects of killing the “good microbes”  It is kind of like chemotherapy injected into the colony.  It doesn’t discern “good from bad” it just destroys everything.  This imbalance in the superorganism becomes a vicious cycle of constantly having to prop up the colony until all of the other environmental factors finally just wipe out the colony in CCD, or the bees abscond, in an attempt to simply bring balance back to their hive.

What is the solution to help bees survive?

If you do a quick Google search on “how to save the bees from CCD” you will find a host of articles.  Read these in light of what we have shared, and understand that anyone and everyone can help save the bees.  A few options include: contributing to bee research and supporting programs at your local college and conservatory.  Other options including becoming politically involved or physically becoming a beekeeper yourself.

Becoming a beekeeper to combat bee population decline

Once I took on this college study of bees I was just mildly interested in the bee population and it was more of a fascination vs. an actual passion of mine.  Once I figured out how easy it actually is to keep up bees in a very sustainable way.  I now advocate that everyone become a beekeeper in accordance with local laws, and obviously as a good homeowner following HOA guidelines etc. All you really need is a bee suit, gloves, smoker and a hive tool.  Obviously, hive boxes, frames, and other more advanced tools will help, but the above are the basics and is all that is really needed.

More resources

I have a plethora of resources that I would hope you are excited about.  Mainly there are websites in your local area where you can just Google Search for a bee removal company.  That is priority #1 if you have a bee problem in your area.  Get the bees removed and relocated.  My top referral for a bee removal company is here for bees removal.  The other resource that you must check out if becoming a beekeeper is found on the same company website under a Get Free Honey tab.  Just click on the link above and you will be able to find both resources.

Action Items right now

So I personally recommend everyone start doing what they can to help combat CCD and start to really help the bee population survive.  It all has to do with loving the earth.

1.Plant trees

  1. Plant a garden
  2. Become a beekeeper
  3. Hire a bee removal company to remove bees
  4. Become an activist for the bee population in your community
  5. Start a blog about bees
  6. Tell your friends about the resources provided above on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, anywhere and everywhere in a very activist way spread the knowledge and the love for bees in your community.

Thanks for reading

For more information on us and about why this blog exists.  Go here.  We essentially exist to continue an independent study of bees and the effects of bee removals and all around beekeeping.  There are a lot of articles out that support most conventional beekeeping uses.

NASS current reports and stats

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS – a department of the USDA) has been collecting statistics how many US hives we have as well as how much honey we produce as a nation.  They have been doing this for over 20 years as part of the USDA census and ag estimates.   In 2016 they began tracking stats on pollination and bee health as well.  Their data is some of the most useful in the industry.  Please check out their links for more info:


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