One can say that a surgeon stabs a person with a sharp knife, similar to a murderer stabbing with a knife. But obviously there is a moral difference. This difference lies in the motive and intent, and result.
The first scenario takes place in a “civilized” and compassionate society. This also is comparable to mutuallly beneficial symbiotic relationships taking place in nature, where seperate species have a cooperative realtionship (flowers/bees), which stimulate growth.
The second takes place in a “primitive” and predatory society. The hunter, the prey (wasp in a beehive), which control growth.
The results may present their own moral questions. In “nature”, there seems to be not much survival difference between the two options.