We live in a rural, new construction are in the desert. (arizona) The dumpster for the new house had a bees nest in it and then was taken to the dump. Some bees stayed behind and we had hoped there wouldn't be another queen. Last night I was moving some of the pile when it started to humm! yikes! All of the bees stayed put and didn't venture out, so I am guessing that they are not africanized. When they are flying about, they don't bother us or our animals at all.
The builder said he and his buddy will come out and just kill them all with a bunch of spray. We have always planned on beekeeping in the future and would hate to see these destroyed. There are a whole bunch of hives about 3 miles from us on the state land. so we think they may have wandered from there? Is there anything we can do to save them? How can we REALLY QUICKLY and inexpensively get set up and go about it? Is there anyone here that lives close to the phoenix area that could come and get them? Should we just let them be destroyed?