General Description

Body with wide black and orange stripes. Hair on the eyes. Body up to 2 cm long.


Honey Bees live in communities: sterile female workers tend to the queen, larvae and pupae, and build, maintain and defend the hive. They collect nectar with long tongues. Unlike most Australian bees, they carry their pollen in specialised hairless pollen baskets (corbicula) on their hind legs rather than in haired areas. They are the only stinging insect that leaves its sting in the wound.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Flying or on vegetation.

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