A honey bee, a busy, flying insect that lives in a hive and makes honey. Depicted as a black-and-yellow bee with clear or white wings and a stinger. Variously facing left in full profile or shown from above.
May be used to represent various types of bees (e.g., bumblebee) and wasps (e.g., hornets, yellow jackets). May also be used to accent black-and-yellow colors or patterns. Popularly used in connection with singer and superstar Beyoncé (nicknamed Queen Bey) or for metaphorical queen bees.
Honeybee was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.