Yellowjackets can both sting and bite — they will often bite to get a better grip to jab their stinger in. Since they don't lose their stinger, they can sting numerous times, and will do so unprovoked. Yellowjackets vigorously defend their nests.
Yellowjacket or Yellow jacket is the common name in North America for predatory social wasps. in "meat bees"), given that they are similar in size and sting, but yellowjackets are actually wasps.. with tan-brown dense hair on their bodies, do not carry pollen, and do not have the flattened hairy hind legs used to carry it.
What does it take to get them angry and sting you? Will they just attack me for no reason? Do those stings hurt?. . to expand. Bees arent that bad but Wasps and Yellow Jackets aure hurt like hell. #13 arod, Apr 10, 2003 .