You may also notice wasps in your garden and have even tried to trap or eliminate them.
But did you know that "Wasps are so adept at controlling pest populations that the agriculture industry now regularly deploys them to protect crops." From National Geographic.
I've often wondered why wasps ever visit flowers. According to this Colorado University website, "Male wasps occasionally visit flowers to feed on nectar, however, social wasps are generally not important plant pollinators.
All social wasps are capable of producing a painful sting but none leave the stinger embedded, as do honey bee workers. Most stings occur when the colony is accidentally disturbed."
In our garden we attempt to keep peace with the wasps and avoid them to allow them to do their work.
This one was especially interested in this peony bloom.
Honey bee on a wisteria bloom.
Another bee on a poppy.
And finally this one enjoying a bluet flower.