Apis cerana, commonly known as the Asian honey bee or the Eastern honey bee is a species of honey bee (Family: Apidae, Subfamily: Apinae) found in southern and southeastern Asia. This species is the sister species of Apis koschevnikovi, and both are in the same subgenus as the Western (European) honey bee, Apis mellifera. There are eight subspecies of A. cerana currently recognized. They are about 10mm long. They prefer to nest in cavities, such as hollowed out tree trunks. They make multiple comb. Their honey yield is smaller, because they form smaller colonies. They are not aggressive, but any attempt to open the nest, will cause bees to fly out and sting the intruder.
Apis cerana - Asian Honey Bee