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Stinger

What is Stinger?

  1. The modified structure of a worker honey bee used as a weapon of offense. Honey bees have a barbed stinger which stays embedded in the recipient of sting cause the bee to later die.
  2. The part of the bee’s anatomy that everyone knows. The hypodermic- like stinger is located at the end of the adult female bee’s abdomen. Remember, bees don’t bite! They sting.

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