Bees, Hornets, Wasps and Yellowjackets

            Swarming Honeybees
Swarming Honeybees

Bee - Insect
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax.
Hornet - Insect
Hornets are flying insects that are the largest eusocial wasps; some species can reach up to 5.5 cm (2.2 in) in length.
Wasp - Insect

Wasps are flying insects that are neither a bee nor an ant.  Almost every pest insect species has at least one wasp species that preys upon it or parasitizes it, making wasps critically important in natural control of their numbers, or natural biocontrol. Parasitic wasps are increasingly used in agricultural pest control as they prey mostly on pest insects and have little impact on crops.
Yellowjacket - Insect
Yellowjackets are flying insects commonly know as a predatory wasp. Most of these are black and yellow; some are black and white like the bald-faced hornet. Others may have the abdomen background color red instead of black. They can be identified by their distinctive markings, their occurrence only in colonies, and a characteristic, rapid, side to side flight pattern prior to landing. All females are capable of stinging. 

- General Information/Resources -

 Do you have a swarm of bees that you need removed? Find a beekeeper to help you at:  Swarm Collection List. (Link)

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