Pest Guides

Honey Bee

Apis mellifera


Honey Bee
  • The Honey bee is dark brown in colour.
  • The body is covered with hairs.


  • Colony size: large (often greater than 30,000 individuals).
  • Preferred nest sites: hollow trees, roof and wall cavities.
  • Bee hive construction: wax combs which hang vertically. Bee hives are in constant use throughout the life of the colony.


  • Swarming: the Honey bee swarms in Spring/early Summer.
  • Overwintering : the whole colony
  • Food preferences: honey and pollen.
  • Reluctant to sting unless provoked.

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