Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are approximately 0.5 inches long with a fuzzy light brown to black appearance. Honey bees also have striped black and brown abdomens. They are considered to be one of the most beneficial insects because they pollinate the plants, produce bee’s wax, and produce honey.
The wild colonies of Honey bees exist in cavities similar to hollow trees. Domestic honey bees on the other hand live in manufactured hives. Additionally, a honey bee colony occupies the same nest year after year which continually makes the hive grow.
During various times throughout the year new Honey bee queens are produced. this often forces the previous queen and a few of her workers to leave the hive and create swarms. The process of swarming is when the bees are trying to find a new home. The risk of being stung is lower when the bees are swarming due to their vulnerability of not having a hive or their honey to protect.