Bees in the valley; more of the pests around town

If you think you have seen an increase in bees in your neighborhood or around town, you are right. There are more of them this year in the valley.

More bees, more hives, and more bee attacks.

In just the last month bees have made an appearance on live TV during an Angels-Royals Spring Training Game, attacked a young boy, and some pooches were not as fortunate when a bee attack killed one of them.

"We did not have a break this winter, it's because of the warmer months, to all the viewers be aware, nobody is immune to this," said Kevin Shannon with ASAP Bee Removal.

FOX 10 caught up with Shannon at a central Phoenix home, treating a hive inside a wall. The small space is how the bees got inside.

Shannon is treating the area with a special agent; then he'll work with a contractor who may have to go inside to remove the hive where there may be as many as 10-20,000 bees.

He's seen stranger cases; this is a run of the mill one. The homeowner called him for help, but he says everyone whether you see bees or not should keep an eye on things.

"Everybody should be checking their property at least twice a month, do it on the first, and the 15th. Check your roof lines, check your foundations, check your trees. If you find it early, it is best to find it early," said Shannon.

Or it could get tricky to treat the swarm of bees.

If you find a hive, do not approach it, especially if you are wearing black as bees are attracted to the color.
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