or meat bees
image - I. Lindsey
Often called "meat bees" because foraging workers often become serious pests as they search for food - usually food that is eaten or discarded by people. They are attracted to protein (meat) and sugar (soda) sources, so are found around trash. (So, if we humans would be more careful where we put our trash, meat bees wouldn't be such a problem.)
Yellow Jackets in this area are 5/8 to 1 inch long and are black and yellow. They have a painful sting and bite.
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