Beepol garden hive, have your own colony of bees in the garden or allotment to pollinate fruit and vegetables. Maintenance free hive, native UK bumblebee species, each hive contains a queen bumblebee, workers and bee food. Beepol Bees despatched on a Wednesday. IMPORTANT :- Bumblebees are not generally aggressive but will sting as a defence measure. This is normally when they are caught in clothing or their nest is disturbed. Bumblebee workers and the Queen have a sting but the male bees do not. The sting of a Bumblebee has no barbs. They do also live after giving a sting. When the Bumblebee stings an allergic reaction can develop."