Length: Worker 11-15 mm
Colour: Worker is yellowish brown with black markings.
Honeybees are very social. Larvae are fed nectar and pollen. Wild colonies construct vertical wax combs in sheltered places (i.e., attics, wall voids, hollows of trees, etc.) and seldom build nests in windy sites. A swarm may form from an over-populated hive and, following a queen’s pheromone lure, fly around scouting for a location for a new nest. These swarms are sometimes seen clustering on a branch and will build nests in hollow trees. They should not be disturbed. In most cases, they will move on in a day or two. Nests in attics or wall voids often become infested with wax moths.