Bees generally have a hairy and sturdy body, which allows them to easily carry pollen from flower to flower. They are herbivorous and attack humans only when they feel threatened. Their stings are usually used to sting other bees, but when used on humans, the sting does not come out easily when the bees try to leave. In such cases, the bees die from trauma of having their stings removed from their bodies. Their live in bee hives which are characterised by their sturdy structure and numerous holes on their surface.
Wasps have a more streamlined body with a narrower waist than bees. They are omnivorous, capable of feeding on pollen as well as caterpillars and they swarm around humans to scavenge for food. They are very aggressive and their bodies are engineered for hunting, allowing them to sting repeatedly, unlike bees. A wasp’s nest appears as a grey structure that resembles a paper lantern, with an entrance at its bottom.
Hornets are a subspecies of wasps and are mostly larger than the standard wasp, growing up to 5.5 centimetres in size. They are highly aggressive, omnivorous insects that are likely to appear in areas with many humans to source for food. They are capable of stinging repeatedly when threatened. Like wasps, their nests are also made of a paper substance, resembling a wasp’s nest.