In ants, bees, and wasps the stinger is a modified egg-laying apparatus, so only females can give a venomous sting. Bee and wasp stings account for almost all of the deaths by insects and arachnid bites/stings in the U.S. Ordinarily, Hymenoptera venom will only cause local pain and swelling.
Are insects edible?
All these species are just the tip of the iceberg in this field. So many insects are edible (cockroaches, many beetles, moth larvae, wasps, bees, scorpions and spiders — with their venom glands or stingers removed) — that to cover them sufficiently would be a book unto itself.