What do they look like?
There are many species of bees found in the
UK, including the honey bee, the bumble bee and the tawny mining
bee. Although some of these bees may have a similar
appearance to wasps (predominantly black or brown and yellow) they
are a totally different species.
Where do they live?
They live either in the wild in holes in
trees, caves or in tunnels dug into the ground (the mining bee) or
as colonies in hives kept by bee keepers.
What do they eat?
Bees are nectar feeders. In collecting
this sweet substance they carry out the beneficial act of the
pollenisation of many plant species.
How do I control them?
Honey bees may swarm from time to time when conditions in the
nest or hive become too crowded or through mismanagement or neglect
by the bee keeper. Further information on dealing with bee swarms
is available from the British Beekeepers'
Last Updated on 6/25/2012