Honey bees have six legs, a three-part body, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, jointed legs, and a hard exoskeleton. The three body parts include the head, thorax, and abdomen. Honey Bees eat nectar (sugary water) and pollen (yellow protein powder) which are made by flowers.

Removing honey bee nests from cavities (walls of houses, hollow trees) is a time-consuming, labor-intensive practice that should be undertaken by professionals. Continuous flight activity to and from a hole in a building, wall void, tree, etc. is an indication of a nest. Many times, this can be confirmed by listening for bees buzzing inside.


Most people who fear bees, do so because of their painful sting. When the bee stings, the stinger, poison sac and several others parts of the bee’s anatomy are torn from the bee’s body. It soon dies, a fact that offers little relief to the person who is stung.