The feral European honey bees is most common to invade homes and gardens. They live in tree hollows often depriving native animals and birds from their habitat. During the warmer time of the year large swarms are commonly seen around our gardens, hanging off tree branches, attached to roofs, and flying in and out from chimneys. They utilize holes in brickwork and eaves, air vents, gaps under roof tiles and windows to enter wall and roof cavities for nesting purposes. When an appropriate site is found these bees may choose to stay permanently.
A sting from feral European honey bees will cause redness, discomfort and swelling to most people. In some cases a severe allergic reaction, when left untreated, may result in hospitalisation and can even be fatal.