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Topic – Honeybees and Wasps

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Honeybees and Wasps

Honeybee(left), Wasp(right)

Honeybees and wasps are insects that are the same in some ways and different in other ways.

Bodies

Honeybees and wasps both have wings and six legs. A wasp has a tiny waist in the middle of its body. A honeybee has a much thicker waist.

Nests

Honeybees build nests called beehives. Many bees live in one beehive. A beehive is made of beeswax. A bee’s body makes beeswax. Inside the beehive, honeybees make honey.

Wasps make nests out of paper. One nest is home to many wasps. To make paper, a wasp bites off and chews tiny pieces of wood. Then it spits them out. The chewed wood turns into paper when it dries.

Stingers

Both honeybees and wasps have a stinger at the back end of their bodies. The stinger gives you a sting when it goes into your skin.

Bees sting when they think they are in danger. That is why you should not swat at a bee that comes near you. A bee dies after it stings one time.

Wasps sting when they think they are in danger. Wasps also sting to protect their nests from danger. Wasps do not die after they sting once.


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