Honey bees

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Active months

From March to October.

Nesting habits

Honey bees nest in Beehives or in cavities above the ground.

How to identify Honey Bees

The honey bee stands out and is easy to spot. They have an amber abdomen

Abdomen with amber bands or completely black. Buff-haired thorax. Rear legs bare and shiny.


Most honeybees in the UK live in hives managed by beekeepers. Each hive can contain over 20,000 bees. Only worker honeybees make delicious honey, using nectar gathered from flowers.

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