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When it feels like Spring: False start for hibernating bees

False Start for Hibernating Bees…Flagstaff Honey Bees Royal Kenyon BeeWorks

Would you believe it’s mid-February around here in Flagstaff?  Having spent the past few days outside I wouldn’t.  The problem is neither do the hibernating bees.

We’ve been having record-breaking highs for this time of year and it’s truly been out of the norm.  It seems the large El Nino effect for 2015 and 2016 that they’ve said should produce LOTS of snow has simply vanished.  Instead of being buried in snow, currently we’re wrapped in a warm sunshine blanket.  Now don’t think that I’m complaining!  It’s really quite lovely.  Just last week Hattie and I took the kids to the park for a couple hours and soaked up the sun.  It may FEEL like spring…but it’s not.  That may become a problem for our bees.

Every day for the past week or so our bees have been pretty active.  Flying in and out of the hive like it’s springtime, looking for nectar and pollen.  Problem is that it’s not springtime.  And there is no nectar or pollen.  So what do we end up with?  Just a bunch of hungry bees buzzing about, expending precious energy in a vain pursuit of a false start to Spring.  Instead of balling up close and conserving energy, bees have begun to strike out in search of resources for the hive, but coming back empty-handed like the first dove sent out by Noah in search of signs of life.Hibernating Bees We do out very best to rescue and re-home our native bees.  They provide a huge service to us, and we're more than happy to give them a good honey home!

All this activity has not gone unnoticed.  Which might help explain why we’ve already gotten multiple calls this week from people looking for Northern Arizona bee removal.  We’re happy to oblige.  I’m glad they call us first, instead of a local Flagstaff bee exterminator to kill the bees.  We do out very best to rescue and re-home our native Arizona bees.  They provide a huge service to us, and we’re more than happy to give them a good honey home!  If you have problem bees right now, or throughout the season let us know and we’ll come to the rescue.

Arizona Bee Rescue

As much as I love this nice warm weather, I do hope for a bit (or a bunch) more snow.  We can certainly use it around here, and it just might help keep all the hibernating bees a little more tucked into their homes, dreaming of the REAL Spring and its abundant flow of nectar, pollen, and wonderful fresh smells!  Sweet dreams bees…

-Nate

 

Pollination Services- Putting our bees to work for YOU!

Royal Kenyon BeeWorks bee pollination service in Flagstaff.Bees provide the world with a HUGE service!

By pollinating fruits, vegetables, and trees around the globe, they literally ensure the survival of mankind.  Certain flowers require bee pollination in order for them to fruit and then go to seed.  Around the country, farmers and growers rely on bee pollination for their crop yields.  Studies have shown that the proper pollination of crops by bees can produce 6 times the yield than without.  The entire almond industry in the United States depends on beekeepers bringing hives of bees into the orchard to pollinate the almond trees.  Without them, the supply would fail.  Large orchards and farms sometimes pay $150 per hive per week in order to bring these little pollinators in from around the country.

Royal Kenyon BeeWorks bee pollination service in Flagstaff.We are able to provide you with local pollination services in the Flagstaff area for a fraction of that cost.  Already we have partnered with individuals and community gardens in the area to help them save precious time with our bees, instead of trying to hand-pollinate the produce in their gardens and fields.  This service is especially beneficial for local organic farms and those growing fruits and vegetables for sale in places like farmer’s markets and family farms.  Our prices start as low as $10 per week for a hive in your garden or field and can remain there from May-September if you wish.

Royal Kenyon BeeWorks bee pollination service in Flagstaff.

Nate setting up a hive in the Parks Community Garden

 

If you run a community garden or are interested in hosting a hive at your school we will even provide you with a seasonal hive for FREE!

Contact us today to find out more about our pollination services and start putting our bees to work for you!

Flagstaff Free Bee Removal Service


Flagstaff free bee removal service is here!

swarmWe’re here to help anyone in the Flagstaff and Northern Arizona area with our free bee swarm removal service from now until the end of 2015 in order to help save our pollinators and provide a better alternative to simply killing them all.  Pollinators are in great need in our area and we need to help protect and preserve this valuable resource and the services they provide us all!

Whether it’s a bee swarm or established hive we can come out and do our best to remove, rescue and relocate the bees to on of our hives or a host-a-hive location. We have a growing list of those who would love to provide a home to a colony of bees who live on their property.  If you’re interested in our host-a-hive program or donating to help support this cause, please contact us today and let us know!

If you are in need of our Flagstaff Bee Removal Service please click here or give us a call anytime!

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We will be closed December 20th-26th for the holiday season. Merry Christmas! Dismiss