The Difference Between Wasps and Bees
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- Bees are of great importance as pollinators for honey and wax but are usually thought of as a threat when in swarms.
- Honey bees differ in appearance from wasps, being dark brown/pale orange banded in colour and noticeably hairy.
- Worker bees are usually around 12-15mm, and the queen is usually 16-20mm.
- Usually, unless a hive is approached too closely or bees are under serious threat, they are unlikely to sting. Even swarming bees, although often frightening, tend not to.
- Some bees cannot sting at all and others don’t have a strong enough sting to pierce the skin.
- Wasps are a known nuisance and are potentially more serious if a nest is in close proximity to populated areas.
- Black and bright yellow in appearance, wasps showcase distinctive banding around the body and a noticeable ‘wasp waist’.
- The common wasp is usually around 10-20mm and the queen is usually larger.
- They can inflict a painful sting, a habit of which increases with the onset of cooler weather and with the ingestion of over-ripe fruit juices.
- Nests are often found in loft spaces, cavity walls, behind structural cladding and in flowerbeds.
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