Yellow jackets are more aggressive than bees. I have never walked into a bunch of yellow jackets without getting stung, but I haven't Ben bee stung since I was a kid. That's when I found out that fear of the bee is your worst enemy. Yellowjackets are equal opportunity destroyers, the hate every animal.
Why Do Bees Attack People?
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The fear of bees, apiphobia
, is common amongst many people. Most people start to move unsteadily, swatting or jerking at the mere sight of bees or even the buzzing sound. At that instant, human beings panic and become fearful.
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When humans or other animals are scared, we release the fear pheromone. Consequently, bees can smell these chemicals our bodies release. Individual bees that detect the fear pheromone communicate quickly to nearby bees about the threat. Bees defend their hive to protect their space. Therefore, they attack people when they feel threatened. As a result, more bees come around to protect their territory.
Although bees are compliant creatures that only attack when they feel threatened, some different types of bee species
are highly aggressive. The Africanized Honeybee, known as Killer Bee, is extremely aggressive and quick to chase people and attack. Research shows that this bee species has been responsible for the death of around 1000 people since its introduction to Brazil. On the other hand, the regular honey bee stings only as a last resort and when it senses a threat to its colony.