Gilbert, Ariz.-based Stormin’ Norman Termite and Pest Control has an unusual approach to bee accounts. Co-owners Ernie and Amy Henson learned of an eco-friendly method to remove hives from structures, and Luckey Bee Farms — named after Amy’s grandmother — was born.
Luckey Bee not only tries to save and relocate the hives whenever possible, it also exchanges the Africanized honey bee (AHB) queen for a more docile and disease-resistant European queen. This helps the pollinators have a better chance of survival, the Hensons say, and also assists efforts protecting people from the deadly “killer bee” attacks experienced in Arizona.
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