Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. Such commercial uses have spawned a large beekeeping industry, though many species still occur in the wild.
All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive's inhabitants are generally divided into three types: Workers, Queens, and Drones. Worker bees are the only bees that most people ever see. The Queen lays eggs and spawn's the next generation of bees. Male bees-called drones-fertilize the eggs and are killed off in the winter months when the hive goes into survival mode.