The Verrado Community Association, Inc. (VCA) has recently received an influx of calls and concerns regarding bees.
As the seasons change and the weather warms up, it is common for the community to see an increase in bee activity. Typically swarms are fleeting, normally setting up a temporary shelter for a few hours or even days before moving on.
In most instances the bees are harmless if left alone.
Generally, the VCA will not be able to respond to swarms of bees because of their transient nature. If special circumstances are present (such as aggressive, attacking bees, etc.) the VCA will attempt to inspect the situation.
If you notice a hive in an area like an irrigation box, please do not attempt to move the bees yourself. Contact the VCA by submitting a Community Concern Form or by calling 623-477-7008 for proper handling.
And, of course, in case of a life-threatening emergency call 9-1-1.