Honeybees are a rich benefit social insect, all of which are produced by honey bees known to be efficacious for health.

In the classification of the animal world, bees are included in the Hymenoptera order which means “clear wings”.

In this order, there are 100,000 species of insects, including bees, wasps, ants, and termites.

There are 7 known species of the honey bee: Apis Dorsata, Apis Laboriosa, Apis Mellifera, Apis Florea, Apis Aandreniformis, Apis cerana, and Apis koschevnikovi.

Recently discovered new species of honey bee that is Apis Nigrocincta in Sulawesi island and Apis Nuluensis in Kalimantan.

With the discovery of two new species, the type of bee that has been reported is nine.


More than about 300 species and subspecies are known almost all over the world.

WASP live in colonies and live in a nest they build, usually close to human habitats,

Almost all of the WASP species are predators. They commonly eat caterpillars and other small insects so they are also good biological control agents.

If you can identify the difference between bee and wasp you will reduce your chances of getting stung.

The appearance and behavior of bees and wasps are very different, although some species of their colors are the same.


Ovipositor is a sting device that can inject the toxins possessed by bees and wasps

so only bees and female wasps (workers and queens) can only sting.


BEE stingHoneybees can only sting once, after stinging they can not pull back the sting device.

their sting will be detached from the body, its sting thorn will stick to the victim’s body

Bees will die soon after using the sting. They are generally calm and not aggressive animals unless they are bullied.

They use toxins in their sting as a last resort to defend themselves and their nests.


WASP STENGERthey are able to pull the sting out of their abdomen so that this insect can sting its victim over and over again.

Wasp is a naturally more aggressive insect. With a little provocation sometimes they will get angry and attack.

If you are attacked by a bee that is close to the nest you should quickly dodge and move away.

Because the wasps will release the pheromones that signal to their friends, and then they will come out and attack you rollicking.

Body Shape


BEE ANATOMIThese insects have a fatter body than a wasp. The bee’s body looks to have lots of hair.


bees and wasps WASP’s body is leaner than a bee’s body and has a narrow waist between the thorax and the abdomen.

This animal has a smooth body with little hair.



Hairy bee legs. When flying the hind legs will be parallel to the stomach.

They also have corbicula or a flour/pollen basket on their hind legs.

The legs on the bees look to have lots of hair


The legs of the wasps look a bit hair or maybe not at all. Wasps had no pollen basket.

Eating habit


They are looking for nectar from a variety of flowers to eat.

They are zoogami useful for pollination.

Bees are very rarely seen to investigate humans unless there are flowers around it.

Bees are eating the flower nectar.


They are predators, prey on other small animals to eat, occasionally they also eat nectar.

Wasps are attracted to the smell of human food, such as coffee, syrup, butter, tea, coca-cola, and beer.


Wasps and bees are very beneficial to nature. Bees are a very important role in 80% pollination of fruit trees, ornamental flowers, and other plants.

WASP help pollinates, more they control insect bugs or pests such as flies, grasshoppers, and caterpillars because they are carnivores.



bees and waspsBees make hexagonal nests of waxy substances. The honeycomb combs vertically where the cells are on both sides of each.

They build nests in man-made boxes, long holes, or tree trunks. The honeycomb combs vertically and has broad cell sides.


bees and waspsHexagonal-shaped nests and tend to be circular.

they make a nest of the secretion of wood powder (paper) and mix it with their saliva.

The wasp’s nest more comb the lateral where the cells are located at the bottom.

The nest is found in safe places like in the house tile, house ceilings, and tall trees, some species also make nests around the bush and even in the soil.

The wasp nest looks more combed horizontally and has one side of the cell (from the bottom).

Feed the larvae


Bees work on their larvae without getting anything back.


Wasps like Yellowjackets or yellow jackets get rewarded when they feed the larvae.

The larvae will be stimulated to be able to remove the sweet liquids from their salivary glands whenever they are fed by an adult wasp.

After feeding the larvae, the adult bees greedily drink this precious liquid. This process is also called trophallaxis (eating together).

This is very important for the colony bond and is clearly different from the bees.

Most of us are unaware of the difference between bees and wasps and consider both to be equally harmful.

However, this is not to be the case. Although they look like the color, the physical characteristics and properties of bees and wasps are different.

Habitat Bee Vs WASP


Bees with high sociality live in the colony. Each colony has a queen, many workers, and, at some stage in the colony’s cycle, the male bee.

When humans give the nest, it is called “hive”.

A honeycomb can store up to 40,000 bees at its annual peak that occurs in spring, but usually less.

The internal structure of the honeycomb is a solid matrix of hexagonal holes made of beeswax called honeycomb.

Bees use holes to store food (honey and pollen) and to store “longs” (eggs, larvae, and pupae).

Honey bees on Apis subgenus use caves, stone cavities, and hollow trees as a natural nest place.

Habits Nested WASP

Unlike honey bees, wasps have no wax-producing glands.

Most even make such hard substances, especially from wood pulp.

Wood fibers are usually taken locally from decayed wood, softened by chewing and mixing with saliva.

The dregs are then used to create a comb with a hole for nursery maintenance.

More generally, the nests change into simple burrows dug inside a substrate (usually soil, but also tangka plants), or, if constructed, they are constructed from mud.

The type of nest produced by a wasp depends on the species and its location.

Many social wasps produce paper litter nests on trees, in attics, apertures in the ground, or some other sheltered area without access.

Conversely, solitary wasps are usually parasitic or predatory and only the last one makes a nest at all.

The nest of several social wasps, such as the WASP, was first built by the queen and reached about the size of a walnut before the sterile female worker (the daughter of the bee wasp) took over the construction.

The size of a nest, in general, is a good indicator of the number of female workers in the colony.

The social wasp colony often has a population of over a few thousand female workers and at least one queen.

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