Question by  answer1 (30)

Are yellow jackets the same as honey bees?

I've heard the bees around here referred to as both, but I thought the names were for different kinds of bees.


Answer by  LexiP (722)

Yellow Jackets are wasps, whereas Honeybees are bees. They are in different families altogether so I am guessing "yellow jacket" is a slang term where you live.


Answer by  drew12 (244)

No, yellow jackets are a type of wasp and honey bees are, of course, bees. While they are both yellow wasps and bees are different types of stinging insects. Wasps will be bigger and leaner looking while honey bees are the smaller type of bees whose look is generally associated with all bees.

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