I hate bees. I know they have a significant importance to our environment, but I wish they would take their vital business somewhere besides my little farm. Perhaps I don’t understand their existence, maybe if I knew more about them, accepting them wouldn’t be so
hard impossible. Today it’s expected to reach 114 degrees, and the bees have taken over the water sources provided for the rabbits, wild birds and chickens.
I’ve scoured the farm searching for the hive, looking up, down and under every shed, barn, tree, even the house… nothing. I don’t know anything about bees, except that they sting, and I’m allergic to them. As far as I’m concerned that’s enough to brand them as the enemy. In their defense, I have to admit these bees aren’t aggressive, they don’t seem to mind my presence at all. However, the birds, rabbits, and even the dogs won’t go near the water receptacles when there’s a ton of bees around the rim.
• Where are they coming from?
• Why all the sudden, and what if anything can I do to discourage them?
• If I do find the hive, how do I locate somebody in Phoenix who can remove and relocate the hive?