These bees are known as masonry or mortar bees because they like to nest in crevices or holes in masonry. They prefer to stay near walls that receive sunshine for much of the day.
Mortar bees use naturally occurring holes in bricks or mortar joints (especially mortar with a high lime or sand content).
Honey bees are the species kept by Bee Keepers.
If you have a problem with honey bees, contact a local Bee Keeper or Environmental Health Department as they will be able to arrange for the swarm to be relocated.
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Australia has over 1,500 species of native bee. Bees collect pollen, from flowers, to feed their young. Wasps and flies do not do this, although they may be seen eating pollen, so identification is not always easy.
Ten of the species, the social native bees Trigona and Austroplebeia have no sting.
Of the remainder, which live solitary lives, none are aggressive, and most cannot actually use their sting on humans because they are too small to do so. Larger examples of Australian native bee are capable of stinging if handled or squashed.
The stings of most Australian native species of bee will cause relatively minor discomfort to most people -- "not as painful as those of a bull ant or paper wasp and last only a few minutes". However, they may sting more than once, and can cause an allergic reaction—increasing effect associated with repeated exposure to the antigen.
If faced with a swarm of bees or lots of bees in the same area never squash or kill a bee as they will emit a scent which will alert other bees to attack the source of danger which is you.