Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I've been stung by yellow jackets (never other bees) and had one crawl around my mouth when I was little.
How did you get one in your mouth?!
I've only been stung once by a paper wasp (yellow and brown wasp) when I was 4. It had landed on my arm and tickled so I scratched it before looking... I used to play with bumblebees, I would hold flowers for them to land on so I could see them up close.
I haven't seen many honey bees so far this year, but there have been plenty of bumblebees - more than last year luckily.
And I don't like the paper wasps around here. They're generally slow to sting but they chase the humming birds away from the feeder! I went out the other day and killed one because it wouldn't leave the poor birds alone.
I find the red wasps that catch spiders are fascinating to watch, and the huge ones that catch cicadas are just weird - but luckily pretty much harmless (only one of the sex even has a stinger).
TMI that no one wanted...yet again.