Honey Bee

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Apis mellifera

How to Identify an 

Honey Bee

The honey bee is 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch in length are yellow and black in color, and are hairy.

Where do they come from?

Nests and individual bees pose a health risk to humans, especially allergic individuals. Swarms can alarm people, but typically aren’t dangerous.

Africanized honey bees do exist in Washington, Iron and San Juan counties in Utah and are more dangerous than European honey bees. Click here to learn more about Africanized honey bees.

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What do they look like?

Honey bees are yellow and black in color
Honey bees are also very hairy
Honey bees are social insects

Where do they live?

Honey bee’s are social, have perennial colony that survive the winter and can occasional swarm.


Apis mellifera



Pollen, nectar and honey

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