Honey Bees are between 13-15mm and are an introduced species of insect. While their are many native bees, the primary ones we are called out to remove are honey bees.
They are dark brown with yellow bands on the abdomen, with hairy legs and even their eyes have hairs on them. These social insects live in large colonies.
Honey Bees defend their nest aggressively, with the bee dying after stinging, as the sting is left in the victim, tearing out part of the bee’s abdomen; leaving the sting’s venom gland to sit there pumping poison into its victim. Honey Bee stings cause intense local pain and swelling, and some people have severe allergic reaction.