The species is Apis dorsata. It is also known as Himalayan honey bee. It is bigger in size and is the largest honey bee among described breeds. The breed is approximately 17-20mm long. Rock bee is found in sub-mountainous regions up to an altitude of 2700m of all over India. They built giant single comb which is about 6 feet long and 3 feet deep. They shift from one place to another often in colonies. Because of its aggressive nature, they are difficult to rear. It gives an average yield of 50-80kg/colony/year of honey which is the highest amount of honey produced among Indian species.