Many people have a difficult time distinguishing the difference between bees and wasps, often considering them in the same family because of their ability to provide a painful sting. Both are not pollinators. Bees with their hairy body are the ones that collect nectar from plants, which promotes agricultural health. Wasps with their smooth bodies feed mostly on small insects. Wasps are attracted to your barbecue, while bees are attracted to your garden.
• Critical to our environment by pollinating plants
• Feed on nectar and pollen
• Hairy bodies
• legs are tucked when flying
• Usually docile to humans unless provoked or threatened.
• One sting and done
• They feed primarily on small insects
• They will eat human food
• Smooth bodies with little hair
• legs are hanging down when in flight
• Agressive and ready to sting
• Repeated stings and can be dangerous to humans