Can you tell a yellow jacket from a bee by sight?
Please help. We had yellow jackets that were in the ground, swarm and sting my husband, as he was bushhogging the fields. Or was it yellowjackets? Now I am beginning to wonder. How can you tell the difference by sight? I don't want to kill bees, but I have been stung several times this summer, from what I believe to be yellowjackets. The sting from a bee is not bad, but a sting from a yellowjacket goes on and on and on. It really hurts, right? Is a yellowjacket larger than a bee? Is there any sure fire way to tell what you are looking at? Do yellowjackets have any purpose except eat rotted fruit and small insects? If not, I plan to kill them all!!! Will someone please help me out here, so I will know what is around my deck and gazeebo? Many thanks.