Please call: Honeybee
(985) 386-4647 or (985) 969-4647
Ponchatoula, La 70454
or write to,


  • Member of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association Inc.
  • Member of Capital Area Beekeepers Association
  • Member of Tangi- Tammington Beekeepers Association


We get calls from people saying they have honeybees, when really they have yellow jackets.  The purpose of this page is to show the public the difference between the two..

In the picture below, on your left, is a yellow jacket, also known as a ground hornet.  Mistaken by many for a honeybee.  Actually she is a wasp and can sting multiple times without losing her life.  She has a distinctive yellow and black banded pattern.  Her nest is a grayish paper type material.  If she is living in the wall of your house  you might not see the gray paper nest,  you will just see them flying in and out, the same as if they were living in the ground.   

The one on your right, in the picture below, is a honeybee and she has a brown and black banded pattern.  The brown band can be a fairly light all the way to a dark brown band depending on the breed.  She can sting only one time resulting in her death.  She makes her nest from 100% beeswax.  It is not common to see a nest exposed like the one in the picture  below, they usually prefer a cavity of some sort.


Yellow Jacket


Yellow Jacket Nest

Honeybee Nest

For further information, please call us at (985) 969-4647 or fill out the brief Contact Form below and we will discuss your particular problem and come up with a solution that will provide you with a long term solution.

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