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Only reason I asked is because I didn't know until recently that yellow jackets could look a lot like honeybees:

It's easier to tell them apart when they look as different as this:

This is a good page:
Bee Mimics -- What is (and isn't) a bee?
So's this:

Still can't find the page that I'd seen before in which the honeybee and yellow jacket looked very very similar unless viewed from below. :?

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For us here, Sept is yellow jacket season and the things that come to people food and drink are always yellow jackets and never honeybees.

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We grew a lot of sunflowers this year and the bees just loved them. We have high hopes of starting our own hive next spring. I also recently read about a honey bee naturally bred in Minnesota that is resistant to many of the problems killing bees.

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