We often mistake wasps for bees and bees for wasps because they are very similar to one another in appearance. Therefore, it is necessary to distinguish between wasps and bees. Generally speaking, the abdomen of wasps is covered with yellow and black strips, whereas bees have dull light brown color. They have hairy or furry skin. Wasps, on the other hand, have a bald and shiny look. Also, bees are more social than wasps. Tens of thousands of bees can live together.