Bee Swarming Season Is Back!

swarm of bees in tree

Bee Swarming Season

It’s that time of year again in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding areas. Bee swarming season presents a few challenges for personal health and safety as well as the safety of your children and pets. The bee swarming season in Las Vegas and Henderson tends to run from April to early June of every year, and it when bees are most active and most likely to be encountered by humans and pets.

What kind of bees are in our area?

Las Vegas and Henderson host a variety of bees, but the ones most likely to be encountered during the swarming season are the Africanized Honey Bee, aka the “killer bee”. These bees look just like regular honey bees, but the reason for their troublesome nickname comes from differences in how they handle what they perceive to be threats to the hive. Africanized Honey Bees attack threats with far more bees leading to many more stings and much more venom. The danger lies in the amount of stings and the fact that they are more aggressive than your typical honey bee.

Recent Attacks

As these bees move to relocate during swarming season they are bound to come into contact with humans and pets alike. These situations can sometimes end in the bees being disturbed and attacking what they believe to be a threat. At the start of this swarming season, there have already been reports of troublesome attacks and injuries, even death. These two articles below mention some of these attacks and work to highlight how dangerous the bee swarming season can be.

2 People Stung in a Swarm Attack

Dog Dies After Bees Attack

How BeeMasterLV Can Help

BeeMaster has handled bees for many years, both during swarming season and the offseason. We have lots of experience in dealing with these potentially dangerous bees in a safe and humane manner. BeeMaster believes in saving the bees and works hard to Relocate and Rehabilitate as many bees as possible, whenever possible. Relocation is always our first choice!

Are You Having Bee Troubles?

Give us a call and we’ll be out to handle your bee problem safely, effectively, and quickly. Don’t jeopardize the health of your self, your children, or your pets by ignoring a hive when you spot one. Give us a call ASAP! 702.457.6700 or send us a message on our Contact page!