Bees begin to buzz the Valley

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The warmer weather in the Valley has brought out the bees. (Source:  Rupert Trischberger via 123RF) The warmer weather in the Valley has brought out the bees. (Source: Rupert Trischberger via 123RF)
If bees are just buzzing around while you are in your garden, don't be alarmed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) If bees are just buzzing around while you are in your garden, don't be alarmed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

As Mother Nature turns up the temperature, spring is blooming all around the Valley and that is bringing out bees.

"We know bees are important to everything when it comes to flowers and fruit in phoenix. We've gotta have them," said David Charlesworth owner of A.S.A.P. Bee Removal.

Just stay out of their way.

"When they are nesting, the first thing they do is start building the honeycomb and the queen lays down the rules. This is where we are going to stay," said Charlesworth.

That's when bees have an aggressive attitude and go into protection mode and they will attack.

"Whoever’s closest is getting stung. It doesn't matter if it’s a kitten, a dog, a kid, a senior, or you and me" said Charlesworth.

He said people should be alert, be aware and get out of the area immediately and call 911. If bees are just buzzing around while you are in your garden, don't be alarmed.

"They are going to be on the flowers, get the food and be on their way," said Charlesworth.

Bees are in the Valley year round.

"When you get between 75 to 95 degrees, bees will swarm and that's what's going on right now," said Charlesworth.

The swarming patterns happen twice a year. Once in the spring and again in late fall.

"If you've got a bundle of bees hanging in a tree, that's a swarm. These bees are in transition and normally they'll move in 24 to 48 hours," said Charlesworth. 

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