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Old 05-07-2024, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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There is not much to say since the video clearly shows the story. I will add that this hive got created in around a week which is truly amazing! The hive was about 10" top to bottom and about 14" from side to side. They said that this was the largest open hive they had seen in the last 2 years. I hate that the bees had to be killed, but there was really no other way, and a hive this size was really dangerous for the homeowners. The reason an open hive is more dangerous than a hive inside a hole in a tree or some situation like that is because most of the bees are on the outside and can quickly swarm and attack if they choose to. Julio did a great job and was not stung. I can also tell you that this removal cost $375 and comes with a 1 week warranty. Julio told us that if bees were still hanging around after 3 or 4 days to call in and they would come out and address the issue again.


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Old 05-08-2024, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Old 05-08-2024, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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Holy Moly! That was quite the show. I'm severely allergic to the whole hymenoptra clan - bees, wasps, hornets and all their relatives including fire ants. This hive situation is my worst nightmare! Thankfully no one was stung.

Wasn't it in Oro Valley a few years ago when a man went into his backyard shed and got swarmed? Seems that I remember he was stung about 2000 times. He lived but the article said his quality of life wasn't the same.

Thanks for posting this - I've never seen anything quite like it.
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Old 05-12-2024, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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Holy Moly! That was quite the show. I'm severely allergic to the whole hymenoptra clan - bees, wasps, hornets and all their relatives including fire ants. This hive situation is my worst nightmare! Thankfully no one was stung.

Wasn't it in Oro Valley a few years ago when a man went into his backyard shed and got swarmed? Seems that I remember he was stung about 2000 times. He lived but the article said his quality of life wasn't the same.

Thanks for posting this - I've never seen anything quite like it.
I think I remember a few years before that, there was a landscape guy who inadvertently came across a hive. The bees swarmed him, and although he was taken to a hospital, he did not survive. I believe this was in Tucson.

Thanks for watching and your comment. Stay safe!!!
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Old 05-12-2024, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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I think I remember a few years before that, there was a landscape guy who inadvertently came across a hive. The bees swarmed him, and although he was taken to a hospital, he did not survive. I believe this was in Tucson.

Thanks for watching and your comment. Stay safe!!!
I'd forgotten about that one. Bees are nothing to mess with. I do my hand watering of my patio plants at dawn before the bees wake up. Better safe than sorry.

Always appreciate your videos and commentary. Keep 'em coming!
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Old 05-12-2024, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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I'd forgotten about that one. Bees are nothing to mess with. I do my hand watering of my patio plants at dawn before the bees wake up. Better safe than sorry.

Always appreciate your videos and commentary. Keep 'em coming!
Thank you for the kind words movinon! Truer words were never spoken! "Better safe than sorry!"
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Old 05-17-2024, 01:53 PM
 
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The Arizona poison Control Center recently noted that more Arizonans die from bees than rattlesnakes.
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Old 05-17-2024, 03:01 PM
 
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The Arizona poison Control Center recently noted that more Arizonans die from bees than rattlesnakes.
That aligns with what my immunologist told me. I'm in Northern California where we don't have the same bee population as you do. It's not the right climate for Africanized bees so we just have regular bees and all their usual relatives. That's enough for us severely allergic types. Allergy shots aren't the whole answer either. Avoidance is still key. And the ever-present Epipens.

I do have relatives in Arizona and like to visit so I've been advised to confine my AZ trips to October-March specifically to avoid the hymenoptra clan. That's OK - it's a great time to visit and a nice respite from our damper climate. But it dashed my hopes of some day making the desert my permanent home. Unless I want to hibernate half the year.
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Old Today, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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The Arizona poison Control Center recently noted that more Arizonans die from bees than rattlesnakes.
That is an amazing stat jlawrence01! Thanks for sharing that info!
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Old Today, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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That aligns with what my immunologist told me. I'm in Northern California where we don't have the same bee population as you do. It's not the right climate for Africanized bees so we just have regular bees and all their usual relatives. That's enough for us severely allergic types. Allergy shots aren't the whole answer either. Avoidance is still key. And the ever-present Epipens.

I do have relatives in Arizona and like to visit so I've been advised to confine my AZ trips to October-March specifically to avoid the hymenoptra clan. That's OK - it's a great time to visit and a nice respite from our damper climate. But it dashed my hopes of some day making the desert my permanent home. Unless I want to hibernate half the year.
I am sorry that you cannot make the desert your permanent home, but you can certainly be here part time, lots of people are! Your allergy is nothing to mess with, you really do have to be extra aware and take those extra steps to keep yourself safe!
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