We joined the International Society of Hymenopterists. A Hymenopterist is a person who studies 'Hymenoptera' - the scientific name for bees, ants and wasps.
All life is classified on the basis of how it is related to other living things. Wasps are classified in the order 'Hymenoptera' which is in the class 'Insecta' (the insects), which is in the phylum 'Arthropoda' (animals with their skeleton on the outside of their bodies, jointed legs and a segmented body), in the kingdom 'Animalia' (the animals!).