Are They Honey Bees?

Honey bees look like this:

HoneyBees

A swarm of Honey Bees looks like this – only Honey Bees do this:

swarm

Whereas these are Bumble Bees – usually seen on their own:

bumblebee1 bumblebee2

The White-Tailed Bumblebee is another common Bumblebee:

bombus-lucorum

Wasps look different – their nest is made of paper rather than wax:

wasps  wasps-nest

The hornet is wasp-like but somewhat bigger:

hornet

Some kinds of fly look like bees, such as the Dronefly and Hoverfly:

dronefly   hoverfly