- Swarming season for Africanized Honeybees is April through July, with a peak period May through June.
- Residents may see clusters of bees on trees, shrubbery or various objects.
- If you see any of the above, contact Vector Control 826-4622 to respond to the bee swarms and destroy them.
What You Should Know About Africanized Honey Bees
- Established colonies of bees may be found in various structures including houses.
- Colonies are extremely dangerous and residents should seek professional help in destroying the bees.
- Vector Control can assist homeowners in the assessment of the problem and in limited cases will destroy them.
Prevention of Problems
- Inspect your property before doing yard work.
- If you find a colony of bees, stay away from them. Do not operate machinery and keep children and animals away from the area.
- Animals should not be restrained in the vicinity of the colony.
- Children should be supervised when playing.
- Parents should make sure children know about honeybees and what they should do if attacked.
- Neighbors should also be informed when a colony is located.
If Attacked by Bees
- Immediately seek shelter. Cover your head and body if possible while you are running away from the bees.
- If you experience any reaction such as hives, dizziness, or nausea, seek emergency medical attention.
- If you are uncertain of your allergy status to honeybees, you should consult your physician.