Providing Humane Bee Removal throughout the Greater Phoenix Area
Unless you’re a beekeeper, having a swarm of bees in your backyard probably isn’t ideal! There are many reasons you might need swarms or beehives removed from your property or unwanted location. Whatever the reason, there’s a better way to get them gone than calling a bee exterminator.
Meet Audra Waddle
The AZ Queen Bee
I am Audra Waddle, the AZ Queen Bee, Beekeeper, and Honey Enthusiast! My love for honeybees and the sweet natural products they produce dates back to elementary school. Fascinated by beekeeping and honey I knew I had to have bees someday.
I started my beekeeping adventure in Queen Creek, AZ. A few nearby experienced beekeepers served as my mentors and friends. I worked hard building and painting all of my own hive boxes and assembling the frames. I ordered the bees and will never forget the day they arrived. I drove to meet the beekeeper, brought them home to “hive up” my new girls and start my much anticipated new hobby.
A few years later I was ready for a new challenge! I wanted to start relocating feral bees. Oh the fun and adventures that has taken me on! I will always remember how my heart pounded with the first feral hive I cracked into!
I now have beehives at several locations throughout the valley and own AZ Queen Bee, bee removal and honey business. I am a member of the American Beekeeping Federation, currently one of the resident beekeepers at Butterfly Wonderland in North Scottsdale, the Beekeeper for the Fountain Hills Community Garden, and designed and maintain the feral bee program at the Phoenix Zoo.
Contact Audra to discuss your bee relocation.