Bee or Wasp - What’s the Difference?

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1. What Does Its Body Look Like? Is the Insect Hairy?

Bees, including bumblebees, have rounder bodies, while wasps and hornets are slimmer. Bees also have hair on their bodies. This hair is especially long on bumblebees, which makes them look cuddly and furry. However, a wasp’s body is very smooth and has no hair at all. The hornet has a few short hairs.

Bee

Honey Bee Honey Bee - Photo: Daniel Prudek/Shutterstock

Wasp

Wasp Wasp - Photo: Timin/Shutterstock

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