University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entomologist Marianne Alleyne: Is it a wasp or a bee?

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An technician of a disinsectization company is attacked by hornets while spraying insecticide on their nest on a rooftop, on August 19, 2020 in Strasbourg, eastern France. – An overgrowth of wasps and hornets has been seen this year in France due to a milder winter and a drier summer and the lockdown due to coronavirus crisis (COVID-19) that has allowed nature to take back its rights. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entomologist Marianne Alleyne joins John Williams to help listeners differentiate between bees and the hornets who like to get a bite out of your picnic lunch. And she provides some more interesting facts about why these pesky insects are important for the environment.

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