Pro Pacific Bee Removal

Where Were Honeybees in 2013?

Pro Pacific Bee Removal

Top 100 Locations For Bee Service Inquires in Southern California

The bulk of bee swarming season has come to a close for 2013 and we have some interesting data to share about bee removal services. Inquiries regarding bee removal for residential properties were all over the map in southern California – some more often than others.

So we have given a rank to the cities and CDPs (Census-designated place) based on the ratio of number of bee removal inquires per households within that specified area. We have determined the number of households within these cities and CDPs by using public information from the United States Census Bureau.

This data set does not imply that the highest ranked city is overrun with honeybees, but rather that the area did have a higher inquiry to household ratio for honeybee removal based on our data. It also provides an insightful illustration of where bees were most active during the 2013 swarming season.

Take a look at the list below to see if your city topped the charts or gander at the heat map (below) for a geographical representation of where the most calls per household came from – red being the most and green being the least. You can zoom in to a specific area or zoom out to view the map as a whole.

Feel free to leave comments about this article or if you noticed an unusual amount of bee activity this year in your neighborhood.

Honeybee Activity for Southern California in 2013
(from least to greatest)

100. Cherry Valley
99. San Jacinto
98. Foothill Ranch
97. Redlands
96. Tustin
95. Garden Grove
94. Anaheim
93. Santa Fe Springs
92. Fontana
91. Moreno Valley
90. Wildomar
89. Pomona
88. Grand Terrace
87. Corona Del Mar
86. Irvine
85. Riverside
84. Santa Ana
83. Highland
82. Montclair
81. Signal Hill
80. Walnut
79. Mentone
78. Whittier
77. Orange
76. Costa Mesa
75. Buena Park
74. Huntington Beach
73. Newport Beach
72. Santee
71. Lake Mathews
70. Nuevo
69. Fullerton
68. Perris
67. Mira Loma
66. Lakewood
65. Hemet
64. Cerritos
63. Lakeside
62. Chino Hills
61. Canyon Lake
60. Ladera Ranch
59. Lemon Grove
58. Rancho Cucamonga
57. Chula Vista
56. Oceanside
55. Laguna Niguel
54. San Clemente
53. Upland
52. Cypress
51. La Verne
50. San Diego
49. Lake Forest
48. Spring Valley
47. Coronado
46. San Juan Capistrano
45. Mission Viejo
44. Fountain Valley
43. Yorba Linda
42. Capistrano Beach
41. Placentia
40. San Marcos
39. La Mesa
38. Lake Elsinore
37. Corona
36. Claremont
35. Chino
34. El Cajon
33. Sun City
32. Norco
31. Murrieta
30. Bonsall
29. La Palma
28. Escondido
27. Fallbrook
26. Silverado
25. Villa Park
24. Vista
23. Ramona
22. Laguna Hills
21. Cardiff By The Sea
20. La Habra Heights
19. Bonita
18. Carlsbad
17. La Jolla
16. Temecula
15. Poway
14. Sunset Beach
13. Encinitas
12. Solana Beach
11. Lytle Creek
10. Los Alamitos
9. Surfside
8. Valley Center
7. Quail Valley
6. Pala
5. Del Mar
4. Winchester
3. City Of Industry
2. Rancho Santa Fe
1. Vernon

Credit: United States Census Bureau

News Archives »

2 Responses to “Where Were Honeybees in 2013?”

  1. Erich Kisvarday says:

    Great article! Loved the broken down list of where they were located through out California! Thanks!

  2. […] A recent analysis of bee removal inquires in southern California was conducted to identify which areas were most susceptible to bee problems. Coastal towns that generally have temperate climates (weather related) and cities within close proximity to rural areas and farmlands (vegetation selection) appear to be more prone to having honey bee colonies that need to be removed. […]