Bees in a Hive (image) Arizona State University Caption Honey bees are highly social creatures. Each colony is home to 10,000-50,000 bees, most of them females. Credit Bente Smedal Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.