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Honey bees are social insects, with a marked division of labor between the various types of bees in the colony. A colony of honey bees includes a queen, drones and workers. Chances are, if you are having problems with honey bees on your property, they are workers as the queen and her drones are strictly meant for reproductive purposes and rarely leave the hive. Workers, the smallest bees in the colony, but the ones with the stingers, are sexually undeveloped females. A colony can have 50,000 to 60,000 workers. Honey bees’ wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz. Although hone bees are necessary insects, they are generally considered to be pests because of their ability to sting. Unfortunately, a honey be cannot tell the difference between a tree on your property and one in the wild, thus the problem. Some people are highly allergic to bee stings, which have been known to cause death in some people.