We call the big fuzzy black and yellow bees "bumblebees" as they seem so awkward when "waling" or flying. They love our Rhododendron flowers in June and the Azalea in May-June. They are friendly and will land on your hand and just bumble around. Not like the honeybee. The hornet is most aggressive and will sting for no reason. The honeybee must be provoked, and I have never heard of a bumblebee stinging.