Bumble Bees

Bubble bees can be identified by their black and yellow colors, round lovely bodies and stinger. When the excited bee beats the bees, they usually nest in the ground or debris.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenters are like bee-filled bees, though they appear to be more smooth. Carpenter bees earned their name because they drill holes in untreated wood (between 11 mm and 15 mm). When troubled and excited, they will talk about men, while females will sting.

Honey Bees

A Honey bee's body is golden brown and black in colour, with yellow or light orange rings on the abdomen. While their head, antennae and legs are almost black their wings are translucent. The thorax and abdomen are both covered in fine hair. Honey bees have specialized hairs attached to their hind legs which form tibiae pollen baskets.

Honey bees collect nectar from most floral species and pollinate a wide variety of plants. The body of the honey bee becomes covered with pollen during the collection of nectar. This pollen is then transferred from one plant to another as the bee visits from flower to flower.

Honey Bees are distinguished from other bee species by their construction of perennial wax colonies in which they house their nests and their production and storage of honey in wax combs. Most honey bee colonies are in man-made commercial hives. A bee swarm that escapes usually nests in rotting or hollow trees.

A colony of honeybees consists of a single queen, several thousand worker bees, and at times of the year, a few hundred drones. The primary function of the honey bee queen is to lays eggs. In a single day, a queen can lay up to 2,000 eggs. A queen’s lifespan is typically 4-5 years in which she can produce as many as two million eggs. The workers are sterile females and only live four to five weeks. The worker bee’s job is to supply the colony with food, protect the nest, and build the honeycombs. Honey bee drones are fertile males who fly out at certain times of the year to mate with new queens.