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Wasps and bees are very different things. Bees pollenate plants and make honey, whereas some wasps help pollenate, but some eat other things. Please don't poison the bees, they're already fighting a losing battle!
No, I'm very careful not to spray the neighbor's honey bees; he is kind enough to give us honey at the end of the season. His bees are smallish and really non-threatening. They honey they produce is better than any I've tried in the store (except for the stuff I brought back from the Caribbean).
We just spray the scary looking ones with long dangly legs. They look like minions from hell, and sort of act the same...very aggressive. There's also an all-black version of these bees. I'm pretty sure they're wasps but I'm not sure, except they look far more evil than honey bees or bumble bees. They like to try to build hives in the corners by our doors outside, and we don't want them getting in the house so we spray the corners up around the doors if they are building there.