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mygardens wrote:
Neighbors of ours started some bee hives this summer. It is fascinating. The bees are Italian bees and I understand they are generally quite gentle so it is not always necessary to wear a protective suit when working with the bees. However, this time the wife got stung when one flew into her forehead when they had to open the hive. The stinger was removed properly and I had a chance to take a photograph which I thought I would share.

I learned that the sting of a honeybee is different from other bee stings. There is a special way to remove the stinger which might possibly prevent the venom from being discharged, but I can't describe it. Maybe someone else will provide a description of this process.

Here is some further information:

http://science.exeter.edu/jekstrom/Bee/Sting/Sting.html


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