Where they hang out: There are many kinds of bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Their nests can be found in trees or bushes, under the eaves of buildings, or even on the ground. Be careful when walking outside barefoot.
What attracts them: Bees and yellow jackets like sweet things, so don’t leave open soda cans outdoors or they may fly in. Honeybees like the colors of flowers, but they can’t see red (so you’re safe next to the geraniums).
Their kryptonite: The best way not to get stung is to leave them alone. Never swat at one or the whole colony might chase after you for several hundred feet to defend their nest.
What else you need to know: If you are allergic to bee stings, you must carry an EpiPen to prevent anaphylactic shock if you are stung. Even if you are not allergic, your reaction may become more severe with each sting.