Honey bees are the most social of the group. Wild colonies construct vertical wax combs in sheltered places
(i.e. attics, wall voids, hollows of trees, etc.) and seldom build nests in windy sites.
A swarm may form from an over-populated hive and, following a queen's pheromone lure, fly around scouting for a location for a new nest.
They should not be disturbed. Nests in attics or wall voids often become infested with wax moths.