To begin with, let’s understand that bees, wasps and hornets are not interchangeable names – they are all part of the Hymenoptera order of insects, but they’re distinctly different in both looks and behavior. Bees (and some wasps) are flying pollinators and are key to the continuing existence of humans and this green planet! Hornets and wasps, in contrast, are predators and attackers.
Check this infographic for a detailed description of different families of bees, wasps and hornets, where they’re found, and their individualistic behavior patterns (check the visual icons).
Infographic Source: Bees, Hornets and Wasps of the World by Alan’s Factory Outlet