||Predominantly golden-yellow with brown bands
||Oval; bee shape
||Found throughout U.S.
Honey bees are social insects found all over the world. They are an
extremely important beneficial insect because of their role in
pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.
Honeybees are active pollinators, and produce honey which feeds
their young in colder months. The honeybee is the only social
insect whose colony can survive many years.
Honeybees produce honey from pollen and nectar of the plants they
pollinate. They store the honey in honeycombs in their nests. They
often build their nests in tree crevices, but will occasionally
build nests in attics or chimneys.
Honeybees do sting, but they only sting once. The sting can be
extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed from
the sting. Persons allergic to insect stings will have a more