Posted: 20/03/2014 at 13:51
I decided it was high time that I tried to learn the difference between the different types of bee and learn a bit more about wasps, hornets etc.
Oh my goodness! I had no idea just how many different varieties of each there are! I've just filled up an hour and a half of my time just looking at different images and trying to take in some of the information I was faced with.
Bumble bees - I think I'm largely ok now, although I've managed to reach the grand old age of 46 without realising that a Bumble Bee wont die after it stings you!
Honey bees - I'm still wading my way through but I learned some things. Like the fact that they die after they sting you!
Wasps - urgh! Nothing endearing about them whatsoever. I don't like them. Never will. Malevalent little horrors. Just looking at the pictures gives me the eebee geebees to be quite honest. They do look an awful lot like a honey bee though on a quick glance so I'll have to look a bit harder.
Still can't see the obvious differences between a Wasp and a Leatherjacket Wasp and I can't tell the difference between a Wasp and a Hornet yet either.
I guess I'll have to keep on looking and reading but to anyone that's already got to grips with all of this, I am applauding you.