WASPS – YES!
The abdomen of the wasp has rings of sharp yellow and black. The wasp sting has no barb and it can be withdrawn and used again.
WASP BEETLE – NO
Beetle wasps fly to visit flowers. Look out for the black and white striped abdomen – a good clue is the white stripes are curved. Does not sting.
HOVERFLY – NO
Hoverflies do not sting, but they often have wasp-like yellow-and-black stripes on the abdomen. Look out for a telltale vertical black strip down the back of the abdomen.
HONEY BEE – YES
The honey bee has softer brown and black rings on the abdomen and it can sting usually only once because the sting has a barb that pulls (fatally) the bee’s venom sack with it.