Bees, Wasps and Hornets: Here’s How To Tell The Difference

Four common bees and wasps

What’s the difference between bees, wasps and hornets? This is a question I tend to ask myself, especially when surrounded by swarms of buzzing yellow jackets when eating outside. I, for one, know from experience that fuzzy honeybees can make excellent garden companions. But, what’s up with their pesky yellow and black striped brethren? Do they have any purpose? They only seem interested in stinging me. Continue reading