Wasps are usually more aggressive than bees, and they tend to hunt for their food. Bees tend to have calm behavior and usually search more for flowers than wasps do. More »

The three primary types of vespid wasps are paper wasps, yellowjackets and hornets. These wasps can be differentiated from bees by their lack of body hair and their thinner bodies, but the differences between vespid wasp... More »

Bees make honey as a source of food for the colony over the winter, when their normal food supply is gone. Honey is also used to feed the larva. More »

Typically, wasps go through a life cycle that lasts from spring to fall, and they obtain nectar, rubbish and insects in the area for their food supply. They are not likely to die from starvation during this period but ra... More »

The main difference between "regular" honeybees, or drones, and worker bees is that a worker bee gathers nectar and produces royal jelly for the colony to eat and wax to build the honeycomb, while the drone's only job is... More »

Honey bees harvest nectar from flowers to make honey for food. The honey they make feeds the entire colony of bees and gets them through the winter months. Here are the steps honey bees take to create nectar: More »

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Wasps are identified by their pointed lower abdomen and slim petiole, or waist, separating the abdomen from the thorax. Over 30,000 species of wasps have been identified, and they make up a large and diverse group of ins... More »