These flying insects are something to take note of. They are attracted of course to plants that offer pollen and nectar, and may be found near a water source, or cool, damp places with a lot of food.
Ground nesting bees will avoid damp areas. Have a look at what sorts of insects you may expect to encounter as part of your pre-trip planning if venturing out, and prepare accordingly.
They will attack if you disturb them or their nests, such as if you are bush whacking and knock out a nest. Bees die after they sting, but hornets and wasps do not and may also sting repeatedly.
Have a look here
for information on avoidance, staying calm, avoiding heavily scented
products, clothing as well as what they are attracted to. They are also
attracted to leftover fruits and pet food, so if you are dealing with an
emergency while in an urban setting, keep this in mind.
This is an important part of pre-trip planning if you are planning a trip out in the wilderness. Always be prepared and have an extra EpiPen so that an extra dose may be administered if necessary to do so, or if the other EpiPen was damaged or mechanically defective for some reason or other. Every person who has allergies needs their own doses.
In an emergency situation while
out in the wilderness, you will need to properly select a shelter site.
One of the things to look out for are hornet and bees nests. Avoid
them! Have a look at the shelter building page on my site for more information.
Here are some links to help you learn more about bees, wasps and hornets as well as EpiPens.
1. Pest Control Canada. Here you will find a description between the three insects as well as other info.
2. EpiPen® - Canada
3. EpiPen® - UK
4. eHow ? A video showing the difference between a wasp and a hornet.