Many people have trouble telling a bees from types of wasps. Although this site is about honey bees, here is some basic information on wasps, and yellow jackets, which are often confused with honey bees, at least in North America and Europe.
Most people seem to ask these questions after they’ve been stung. It is a valid question, when someone is looking for a homemade wasp sting remedy, since the chemistry of wasp and honeybee stings is very different.
In fact the ancestors of the honeybee are wasps. Over the course of evolution the insect we know as the bee has changed its behavior to enable it to develop its strategy of storing honey to enable it to survive over the winter without the need to hibernate and expand its range. These stinging insects are often lumped together, but vary enormously, there are thousands of different types, even a wingless wasp.
The insects shown in this video are types of wasps, hornets and bumblebees. I’m looking for a clearer way of identifying the different types, as soon as I find one, or shoot it myself I’ll post it, so check back here often.