Bee

Bee

Honey Bee- Apis Mellifera

Color-golden-yellow with brown bands  /     Legs-Six     /  Shape-Oval    /   Size-1/2 inches     Antennae-Yes   /   Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary’s honey bees are an extremely important and beneficial insect because of their role in pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in Canada.  They produce honey from the pollen and nectar of the plants they pollinate. They store the honey in honeycombs in their nests which are often located in tree crevices, but will occasionally be built in attics or chimneys.  A honeybee is part of an extremely large colony and their sting can be not only painful but produce an allergic reaction in the person a hive attacks. As such, only a professional should seek to remove a problem nest.