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Difference Between Bees and Flies

Bees vs Flies

Bees and flies are insects that are closely related to humans and they are found in every part of the world. One can come across hundred different flies and bees around.

When talking of bees, the first thing that comes to the mind is that they sting. When thinking of flies, the first thing that is thought of is that they are dirty and hang around the garbage and all dirty places.

While Bees are normally black and yellow, flies are black. While the bees sting, the flies do not.

Bees can be said to be closely related to ants and wasps whereas flies are not. Bees are known to make honey and store it. They are also known for their role in pollination. On the other hand, flies are only known to be attracted to honey and have no role in pollination. The bees are also known to produce beeswax that is used for many purposes.

While Bees thrive on the honey that they collect, the flies thrive on anything that they come across.

Scientists have also found out that there is difference in the sounds that the bees and the flies produce. It is said that the sounds of bees is a means of communication in the bee society. On the other hand, the sounds produced by flies are unknown.

Bees are cultivated for honey and other products. On the contrary, flies are not tolerated at all.

Another noticeable difference is that the bees have smaller eyes when compared to flies. Unlike the flies, the bees have larger antenna. The bees also have a tongue called as proboscis that helps them in sucking nectar from the flowers. While the flies have only two wings, the bees have four wings.

Summary
While Bees are normally black and yellow, flies are black. While the bees sting, the flies do not.
Bees are known to make honey and store it. They are also known for their role in pollination. On the other hand, flies are only known to be attracted to honey.
While Bees thrive on the honey that they collect, the flies thrive on anything that they come across.
Bees have smaller eyes when compared to those of the flies.
The bees have larger antenna compared to that of the flies.
The bees also have a tongue called proboscis that helps them in sucking nectar from the flowers.
While the flies have only two wings, the bees have four wings.


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