German yellow jacket (Vespula germanica) perched on a wooden board

What’s The Difference Between a Yellow Jacket and a Wasp?

Yellow jackets are actually the common name of a particular type of wasp. Wasps from the Vespula and Dolichovespula genera are called yellow jackets in the US. Yellow jacket species…

Bee on person's skin

How Do Bee Stings Work?

Everyone’s afraid of bee stings, but there’s also something about them we can’t help but feel fascinated by. Maybe it’s the fact that bees are so common and distinctive. Or…