I saw one of those fruits on the sidewalk with 60% of the inside gone, in the process of being excavated by six honeybees. I was so surprised -- I didn't know they would eat fruit. Another day I took pictures of some of the pears lying on the grass, full of bees, and wasps too.
|yellow-jacket wasp on left|
Wasps aren't bees. Pest removal companies perpetuate the confusion by saying they do "bee removal" when they are talking about both insects. Why can't they say "Bee and Wasp Removal"? This one has a good chart showing many wasps and bees, even though the company name is not entomologically precise.
To be fair, even wasps do serve a purpose on the earth, as this page points out. I read that one kind of wasp eats black widows, for which I'm sure I must thank the Lord.
|wasp and bee getting along in Australia by C. Frank Starmer via Creative Commons|
Ever since I reviewed all those pictures of the blessing of bees and honey, while telling about the Feast of Transfiguration, my love for bees has grown as has my wonderment at honey and the miracle of it all. I'm even eating more honey, such a beautiful food. Wasps haven't a clue how to make it.