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Honey Bees
Mainly kept by beekeepers, but can be found living wild. They are a similar size to a wasp but are overall darker in colour, ranging from black to tan coloured banding. Honey Bees always live in a colony with a queen bee in charge, in which, numbers could reach up to 20000 bees.
Honey bees frequent gardens to collect pollen and nectar and require fluids to survive, often visiting ponds or other water sources to collect. If left alone, they are normally harmless but can cause panic when they swarm in large numbers and will sting to protect the queen.
Honey bees are valuable to the environment as they are pollinators of many types of plant.



Bumble Bees
Bumble Bees are larger than other bees and are approximately 2cm in size. They are round and have furry bodies which can be predominately black with either yellow bands, orange or white tips. Their flight appears hap-hazard.
During the winter the queen will hibernate and then come out in the spring to look for suitable nest sites, which range from in the ground, compost heaps and even bird boxes. In the nest will be a queen and female workers along with smaller male drone bees. Only the queen and worker bees are capable of stinging.
There will be only be a few hundred bumble bees in a nest and they do not swarm, however if threatened, they will attack. Late summer is the mating period after which the fertilised females will hibernate in the autumn and the rest will die. Bumble bees are also pollinators.



Solitary Bees

As the name suggests, this type of bee does not live in colonies. They do resemble honey bees in appearance but do not swarm.
Their homes are in cells that are constructed in sandy soil, in which a single egg is laid, which is then filled with pollen and sealed. On hatching, the larvae feed on the pollen, pupate and emerge as bees the following year.
The solitary bee is a pollinator and is totally harmless.







Wasp taken by No-Nonsense Pest Control

Wasps certainly live in colonies, which are initially started by a single queen wasp and rapidly grows as the summer progresses. If left un-disturbed, numbers can easily reach several thousand wasps per nest. The wasp nest can be located just about anywhere which has easy access for the wasps to enter and exit.
The wasp nest will be heavily protected and even the slightest disturbance will result in many angry wasps appearing to defend the nest and the area around it.





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