Bees

Bees are robust-bodied and very hairy compared with wasps. Their hind legs are flattened for collecting and transporting pollen. Bees are important pollinators.

• Honey bees make a series of vertical honey combs made of wax.
• Their colonies are mostly in manufactured hives but they do occasionally nest in cavities in large trees, voids in building walls, or other protected areas.
• Bumble bees use old mice burrows, cavities in buildings, and other locations to make their nests.
• Like honey bees, bumble bees make cells of wax.