Muhammad Ali said he could sting like a bee. Abraham Lincoln said that when he hears a man giving a speech, he likes to imagine the man is speaking at the same time he is fighting bees. Whatever the strange reference may be, bees have for centuries been know to help the environment while infesting yards, stinging predators and even causing the allergic troublesome reactions. Bees, Hornets, & Wasps are some of the most annoying insects because of their ability to bite and/or sting. At the same time, they are also one of the most beneficial insects with their ability to pollinate plants. Identification is important to determine the threat to people and the need for control. Some people are deathly allergic to stings and should be aware of the dangers that these insects pose. There are both solitary and social groups of these insects. Solitary species live independently of each other while the social species have a queen, workers and males. The most common solitary groups include: carpenter bees & mud daubers. The most common social groups are: bumble bees, honeybees, hornets, paper wasps and yellow jackets.