This title introduces readers to bees and wasps. Different types of bees and wasps are examined such as social and solitary bees and social, solitary, aggressive, and paralyzing wasps. Readers will learn about each insect’s body including all the parts of its head, thorax, and abdomen, and will also discover which bees and wasps can deliver a venomous or paralyzing sting. Where each bee or wasp can be found is covered, and the contributions of bees and wasps in medicine is introduced, including the use of venom for treatment of joint pain and arthritis. Xreme facts provide additional information on these interesting insects. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company, a division of ABDO.