Wasps, bees, and ants can sting. They can be a nuisance. But they can also be agriculturally beneficial, aesthetically beautiful, and behaviorally charming. OK - few people might agree with me on the last points, but they do exhibit some really interesting behaviors. And many are social, so their behaviors can involve interactions with nestmates. Here are a few 'side' projects that I've worked on that produced some fun and interesting results (and videos).