There are many varieties of bees...
I suspect what you are seeing is something much like a bee, (order Hymenoptera), but somehow didn't match up to your eye's common pattern matching of a bee. This may be the case if you are looking at a bee mimic insect such as a Bumblebee Robber Fly, (Laphria flavicollis). If so this is a remarkable and beneficial creature to orchardists! They are hunter-killers of damaging insects in fruit orchards and gardens. They are one of a very few species that have been known to devastate large numbers of Japanese beetles. This among the robber flies is one worth breeding in captivity and releasing. Note and warning. This fly is not specific about its prey and can also wipe out large numbers of honey bees so we must be observant of local aviaries and be a responsible steward of these beneficial insects.
There are hundreds of other varieties of bees native to North America. They come in various sizes and colors.
You could also be looking at a mason bee which is black and is a very efficient
pollinator, hard worker and will fly in weather that a honey bee won't.
a yellow jacket
The orange-headed wasp moth has black and yellow-orange stripes on its body in a pattern similar to a bee. The wings of this insect are black with white spots.
A hover fly looks like a combination of a fly and a bee but is black with white stripes. The larvae of the hover fly provides some pest control.
velvet ant or cow killer wasp
what insect look like a dragon fly and a bee
Yellow Jacket...wasp family!
An insect that has yellow and black stripes and looks like a bee may be a yellow jacket. They are a type of wasp and resemble bees in color and size.
It could still be a bee. Drones (males) don't have stings.
An insect that looks like a butterfly, a dragonfly, and a bee is likely what is called an American lady butterfly. They are usually found in the North American Midwest such as Kansas and Oklahoma.
Could be a carpenter bee.
Wasps sting and they have no hair
it can be a fire fly or a flying ant
a cicada killer
Chances are the insect is a species lightning bug. The lightning bug is a type of beetle and is not related to a bee.
A wasp I think cause it has a butt like a bee aand it's striped
bee are all differnt species and colors
The bee is an insect. It is nothing like a mammal.
a bee is a yellow and black striped insect with a stinger.
An insect that looks like a bee or a wasp with a yellow or orange abdomen and two black stripes might be the arge coccinia or the sawfly. Depending on your area, this might also be a paper wasp.