At least honeybees have us to help educate. Wasps also get a bad wrap because people don't know the difference between wasp, yellow jackets and hornets. For the most part, at least around here, wasp are beneficial, not aggressive, and kill nuisance bugs like ants, flies, and mosquitoes.
I handle removals of all types and try to educate the folks as much as they are willing. Carpenter bees and bumblebees are another point of confusion. You know how many calls I get for bumblebees flying around gutters :? People seem to group everything together and allow the yellow jacket and hornet represent them all.