Honey: You drink it in your tea and spread it on your bread, but what is honey, really? A thick, golden liquid produced by industrious bees. Honey bees, although one of the most popular bees, represent only a small percent of bee species. Honey bees are the only surviving group of bees from the. What is a honeybee? Honeybees are flying insects, and close relatives of wasps and ants. Bees of all varieties live on nectar and pollen. Without bees. Deathwatch beetle Furniture beetle House longhorn beetle Termite Woodworm. Be nice to them, and they'll be nice to you. Apis queens practice polyandrywith one female mating with multiple males. However, these strains do not overwinter well, so are not often found in the colder, more northern parts of North America. Bees are also equipped with two wings, two antennae, and three segmented body parts the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. Anatomy of the Honey Bee.