BEE, WASPS & HORNET  蜜蜂,  黄蜂


Asian Honey BeeGiant Honey BeePear-tailed Potter WaspLesser banded Hornet
Adult Size11-14mm17-19mm20-30mm22-30mm
AppearanceYellow and brown/black bands

One less brown/black band at the top of the abdomen compared to Asian honey bee.

Black and reddish and established with a long petiolesBlack with yellow-orange band across the first and second segment of abdomen
BehaviourReproductive swarming which the swarm stays 20-30m away from the mother nest for some time until information gathered from scout bee. The scout bee will lookout for suitable cavities for the swarms to nest. Absconding behavior can be seen in this species when there is a shortage of food supply where they will abandon the current nest and build a new nest in a new location where the food source is abundant. These bees do not store great amounts of honey, so they are more vulnerable to starvation if a prolonged food shortage occurs.Most dangerous species among honey bees. They are equipped with a stinger of 3mm long and can penetrate the enemy easily. Large venom glands attached to the stinger with muscles that pump the venom into the skin, thus a painful sting will be delivered.Harmless species where they are more likely to flee when being alarmed rather than attack Forage in grassy areas, forest, and wasteland, prey on other insects such as wasp/honey bee/flies. Aggressive and powerful sting
HabitatBuild their nests in enclosed spaceNormally found in a forested area and hanging their nest on the tree branches, they can actively forage after dusk and they get attracted to artificial light sources.Nest on tree trunks, branches, and on man-made structuresHives on trees, within low shrubs, and on the ground or houses

Approaches to control them

Chemical control