Do all bees die after they sting humans?

Do all bees die after they sting humans?

Myth Busting Monday – Do all bees die after they sting humans?
 To begin, not all bees sting, males across species cannot sting. Those species which can sting, the honey bee is the one that is likely to die after stinging. It’s because of this that it is assumed that all bee species follow the same rule. MYTH BUSTED – False

Honey bees die after stinging because they have what’s known as a barbed stinger. They can sting other insects and survive but the stinger cannot cope with thick skin of mammals. If the honey bee stings a human, the sting will get stuck in the skin. The bee will attempt to pull away and will tear away its abdomen, leaving the stinger still stuck in the skin.


 Queen honeybees, solitary bees, bumble bees and other species have smooth stingers than can sting mammals repeatedly.

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