Is That a Bee or Wasp?

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Is That a Bee or Wasp?

Is That a Bee or Wasp?

A stinging insect is scary at anytime, even more so when they fly. It would be quite rare if you’re living in Australia and have never come across a bee or a wasp.For many people who are stung by a bee or wasp, they experience nothing more than a dull pain that over the course of a few days fades. If however, you are one of the unfortunate people that are allergic to bee or wasp stings the reaction can be quite severe and sadly people have died from bee and wasp stings.If you are worried, if you or a family member has an allergy to bee or wasp stings it is essential to know how to the differences between a bee and a wasp.The table below will give you the key tools to know how to differentiate the difference between the two.What are the differences between a Bee and a Wasp?


A flying insect related to wasps and ants. They are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax.


An insect of the Hymenoptera order. Apocrita that is neither a bee nor ant.

  • Fat little body
  • Round thorax
  • Fuzzy
  • Hairy
  • Robust
  • Flat  legs
  • Wide legs
  • Loose stinger
  • geometric Wax hives
  • Less Aggressive
  • Slender body
  • cylindrical body
  • Fidgeting
  • Smooth body
  • Smooth legs
  • waxy legs
  • Multiple stinging capabilities
  • papery nests
  • More aggressive

Are you seeing bees or wasps on your property? Give Sydney’s Best Pest Control a call today on 1800 819 189 or contact us via our contact form.  Don’t risk the safety of your pets or your family.  We have different techniques available to physically remove the beehive without the use of chemicals.

Sydney’s Best Pest Control offers our senior citizens free wasp removal!