Honey bees are common, and beneficial insects most of the time. They are named for their habit of making honey, which they use as food during parts of the year. Excesses of this honey can be harvested for humans to eat. Honey bees also pollinate the flowers of fruits and vegetables, and are a very important species to farmers. Around ½” long, the honey bee is not aggressive unless provoked. Be careful around honey bee nests, because they will attack if they feel the nest is in danger. If honey bees decide to make a colony inside your home, they can become a nuisance and may need to be removed. Sometimes tearing open walls is necessary to remove the honeycomb and dead insects. We do not kill honey bees, unless absolutely necessary.