Category Archives: Bee species

Wasps or Bees? The Differences!

Even though these flying insects are similar in appearance and they belong to the same order, there are distinct differences between bees and wasps.  Of the two insects, the bee is the more docile of the two and unless threatened, they will most likely not sting you.  Wasps on the other hand are predators and they can sting without too much provocation.  If you are allergic to bee stings, you can also have a reaction to a wasp sting, so avoiding them is a good idea.   Differences in Appearance While Read more [...]

How to Prevent Bee Stings?

If you happen to be allergic to their sting, having a bee buzzing around you can be a frightening prospect.  A single bee sting can send some people into anaphylactic shock, which can be deadly.  However, you can make a bee sting a less likely prospect if you know how to prevent stings. When you are stung by a bee, you are being stung by a female worker bee.  Male bees don't have a stinger and the Queen bee rarely leaves the hive.  Many people believe that when a bee stings, it leaves behind Read more [...]

How to Identify Bees?

You hear a buzzing noise, and a small, black and yellow creature hovers into view.  Your first thought may be,”Oh, it’s a bee!”  In fact, many swarming insects have coloring similar to bees, but have different behavior and different levels of aggression.  A bee is not the same as a hornet, neither is a hornet the same as a wasp.  While they all can become aggressive if provoked, and provide a painful, stinging warning, not all of these buzzing, swarming creatures are actually bees.  Plus, Read more [...]