OK, so this little guy isn’t actually a bee but we thought it would be better to keep the wasps and bees together even if they don’t live together in nature. Feel free to use this black and white illustration of a paper wasp anywhere you need a bee image.
This vintage drawing is from the 1873 book Our Common Insects by A.S. Packard, Jr. It is over 130 years old.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.