Common Types of Bees and Wasps

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    FOUR COMMON

    TYPES OF

    BEES AND WASPS

  • HONEY BEEHONEY BEE

  • Honey BeeThese "hairy" bees have yellow and darkbrown coloring and thick bodies.

    They are not aggressive and will leavepeople alone if not provoked, but theyare defensive and will attack anythingthat threatens the colony or individual.They forage on pollen and nectar fromwhich they produce honey to feed thecolony. Honeybees usually nest insidecavities in trees, but will also nest ingaps beneath rock formations. Theirstings can be painful and can cause aserious reaction (anaphylactic shock) toallergic individuals.

  • PAPER WASPPAPER WASP

  • Paper WaspThese can be found in a variety ofcolors from reddish brown to dark redto orange with varying bright stripes ofyellow and red.

    Paper wasps are predators and feed oninsects, spiders and caterpillars. Theybuild nests of paper-like cells that areusually attached to the underside of asupport (i.e. an eave, window, etc.) andhang down. They are very protective oftheir nests and will defend againstinvaders with a painful sting.

  • CARPENTER BEECARPENTER BEE

  • Carpenter BeeThese large dark bees that resemblebumble bees are often seen hoveringaround the eaves of a house, woodenfences or the underside of decks.

    They bore round holes into wood tonest. They will nest in a wide range ofwoods, but prefer weathered andunpainted wood. They do not causeserious structural damage unless alarge number of bees are involved overa long period of time. Male carpenterbees tend to be territorial and canbecome aggressive towards humans byhovering close by. But this is merely ashow as they have no stinger.

  • YELLOW JACKETYELLOW JACKET

  • Yellow JacketThese large dark bees that resemblebumble bees are often seen hoveringaround the eaves of a house, woodenfences or the underside of decks.

    They bore round holes into wood tonest. They will nest in a wide range ofwoods, but prefer weathered andunpainted wood. They do not causeserious structural damage unless alarge number of bees are involved overa long period of time. Male carpenterbees tend to be territorial and canbecome aggressive towards humans byhovering close by. But this is merely ashow as they have no stinger.

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