Insects and Pest Control in the High Desert

Scottsdale and Phoenix Bee removal

As the weather has cooled off this past month and then heated back up, there has been an increase in bee activity and Many homeowners in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas have called for a beekeeper to remove and relocate their bees. There has been a surge in the general public learning that live bee removal is better than extermination. Especially bee removal in Phoenix Left over honey comb quickly melts in the triple digit temperatures According to Derek the beekeeper owner and beekeeper of Abello Bees.

Beekeepers who relocate bees alive

He takes his bees from all over the state of Arizona from Prescott to Wickenburg to Wittmann. A company with  10 locations, 1 in Scottsdale and the apiary in Wittmann. Abello bees seems to be able to handle all the bee calls flood the phones in Arizona. Relating to this site, is the wonderful pictures that can be taken at this time of year from Bees pollinating Melons to bees pollinating sunflowers. Bees are a glorious part of our ecosystem and help keep this world healthy. Here is a nice list of flowers and crops that bees pollinate.

Swimming Bees

As the summer months are now upon us bees have become very active. In particular bees in Arizona are out swarming. Swarming is what they do when they are looking for a new home. This is actually their most docile state since the bees are full of honey and not defending their hive. The best Phoenix bee removal in Arizona is through Derek the beekeeper. Get the bees relocated live, without chemicals and in the same day.

How far will Beekeepers Travel?

Derek cares for the bees in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and anywhere in Maricopa County. He travels all over Arizona but his price increases for further areas. The bees are just happier in an environment where they can be free from chemicals and antibiotics. Which makes for a great photo shoot and great close ups of bees.

Bee Photography

Photographing the wonderful insects

I have always had great respect for the tiny creature that is responsible for so much of our food.  It is none other than the heroic bee.  And yet, such a tiny creature can invoke so much fear and working together they are quite a powerful army!  This is the time when bees are most active so I decided it was high time I experienced a bee photo shoot.  I have been wanting to do this for quite some time!

Sonoran Desert

So I started calling around people that deal with bees and to my horror most people that remove bees do not remove them live but rather dead!  My photo shoot was looking like it was quickly going to become a funeral shoot!  And that is when I stumbled upon Derek Abello.  In my opinion he is one of the best beekeepers in all of Arizona because he removes the bees live, including their queen and brood, as well as the honey comb.  Then he transfers them to his apiary in the desert where they are well cared for.

Bee Photos

I was able to follow him to a bee removal job and get a lot of wonderful pictures.  But as you can see many of them are blurry or just not quality lighting.  It was quite an experience to try and take a good picture fully covered in a bee suit with protective gloves and veil all the while the bees are flying at your face!  Needless to say I will have to get a little more practice and thankfully Derek has invited me back any time.

Where to find the insects you want to photograph

As a photographer, especially a natural photographer who also focuses on insects, I have found Bee Removal in North Scottsdale to be the best organic and natural beekeeper in Phoenix, Arizona and I highly recommend him.  He has extended an open invitation to any other photographers (or aspiring-to-be ones!) and he is a genuine beekeeper who truly cares for these little creatures.  (Also, if this topic intrigues you as much as it does me you can go to youtube and search Abello Bees and you will find some of his amazing videos on his removals.  He does charge for his removal but so do other highly skilled professionals.  He is located in Scottsdale and takes bees from all over the Maricopa County area).


I have long been taken with the beauty of Sedona and its red rocks.  There are many amazing creatures to photograph, insects and animals alike.  Many people have asked me if I do photo shoots in Sedona (they mean weddings) and I tell them, Yes!  If you happen to have 6 legs!  LOL

A little about me

I really only do animal and insect photo shoots now.  I have dealt with one too many bridezillas if you know what I mean!  So I prefer the calm nature of well nature!  But if you are looking for someone in the Phoenix Metro area or Sedona to shoot your wedding I highly recommend doing a search on yahoo.  You’ll find a a lot of wedding photographers on there and you can also check out google.  That will bring up a local photographer.  Have a great day!  And until then, keep checking back for more naturalist photography!


Insect Bee Photography in Maricopa County

Photographing Small Insects

Have you at any time puzzled how a photographer gets these kinds of crystal clear, in depth photos of small things like flowers or bugs? Capturing these types of pictures is most often accomplished with a location that will come as an choice on several digital cameras–the macro placing.

Micro Placing

What the macro placing on your digicam effectively does is emphasis on a smaller region. The track record frequently seems unfocused to further more convey out your meant subject matter.  Having all the detail of a compact object is virtually not possible with the typical placing on a digital camera.  Just about anything closer than about 3 feet becomes blurred. The macro placing changes the distance your digital camera will be equipped to focus and often allows you to take very clear photos from as close as two or 3 inches.

Where to find bees

This camera manner lets for a good deal of experimenting. Attempt using a photograph of a bee sitting on a flower petal or a shut-up of frost on the window. You may need to call a Bee Removal Phoenix to get a nice bee, or beehive to photograph.  You will be surprised at the aspects brought out. You will be in a position to pretty much sense the furriness of the bee and even ice crystals are beautiful. The detail is tantalizing!

Where to Show your Work

If you are preparing to market your work at on-line auctions, a macro placing on your digital camera will help with having far better pictures–and better photos assist with sales.  You can take shut-up photos of these objects as stamps and coins, exhibit the engraving on an item or let a viewer see that a piece of jewelry is flawless.  Essentially you want to show your work measured up next to another object for size purposes.  This is just a fun way to show your work and is not necessary.  Check out, or for examples of what is currently selling.

Software for Micro and Macro Photos

YouTube is incredible and a great place to get more information of people who are just like you looking for the best camera editing software. Get a walk and recognize the little items like the sample on a tree trunk or an ant carrying a bread crumb twice his size. There are appealing images just about everywhere once you begin to look, and the macro manner on your electronic digital camera is the perfect software for capturing them. Go to The Google machine for more info!