There are 4 common bee species in Singapore:
- Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes)
- Common Honey Bee (Apis javana)
- Small Honey Bee (Apis florea)
- Wild Honey Bee (Apis dorsata)
You can identify bees mainly by their feathery body hairs and multiple yellow stripes on their abdomen.
As for hornets, there are 3 common species in Singapore:
- Greater Banded Hornet (Vespa tropica)
- Yellow Vented Hornet (Vespa analis)
- Lesser Vented Hornet (Vespa affinis)
Hornets have a shiny hairless body and have one or two yellow band on their abdomen. Bees and hornets sting. In extreme cases, this can result in the death of the victim.