Honey Bees are one of the most popular bees, but only represent a small percentage of the bee species. They are the only surviving bees from the Apini tribe, under the Apis genus. They are well known for producing and storing honey. The oval-shaped creatures measure about 15 mm long and are light brown in color with golden-yellow colors and brown bands. They have predominately black bodies. The body of a honey bee is segmented - stinger, legs, antenna, three segments of the thorax and six visible segments of the abdomen.
Honey bee hives are usually located in the holes of trees. The hive is made from wax from special abdominal glands of worker honey bees. Honey bees don't hibernate during the cold seasons. They remain inside their nests together sharing body heat and feeding on any food stored.
Entry and Damage
Honey bees serve a significant role in pollination and ecology, but their hives should not be close to the home due to the risk of being stung. Never address a honey bee hive without a professional, especially if you're unsure of any allergies. Call your Critter Control of Seattle technician today for honey bee control!