Honey Bees

Average Adult Size:

  • 12mm – 15mm (Although queens can be slightly larger).

Associated Risks:

  • Possible stings to humans however these are rarely experienced unless threatened,
  • Can attack in swarms if disturbed or threatened.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • The queen will produce thousands of eggs throughout spring & summer each year within the colony,
  • Many different strains of the pest can be found worldwide.

Life Style:

  • Colonies usually contain a queen bee & thousands of sterile worker bees & can survive for many years,
  • A very social insect forming colonies within cut outs & hollows occurring in nature,
  • A very beneficial insect in the process of pollination,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment in emergency situations.
  • Generally collected by the Bee Keepers Association.