It's No Vegetarian

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey   11/1/12

Bee specialists like to point out that the yellowjacket is a carnivore and the honey bee is a vegetarian.

They are, indeed. The yellowjacket is an aggressive, meat-eating predator that seeks protein-rich foods for its colony, while the honey bee--usually quite passive unless it's defending its hive--gathers nectar and pollen.

If you've ever watched a yellowjacket invade a honey bee hive or prey upon other insects--or grab a bite of chicken from your barbecue--you know how...

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