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Do Bees Die after They Sting?

Stinging insects usually creates fear and panic among public. But what happens after these scary bees sting us? Honey bees for example, which are common in Singapore, actually die after they sting!

Honey bees have a barb stinger that lodges into a human flesh or skin during the stinging process. However, during the withdrawal of barbed stinger after the sting, they may risk dislodging it away from their abdomen.  This also explains why we tend to notice the stinger left behind in our skin after a sting.  Bee stings can be harmful and always remember to ensure stingers are removed promptly to prevent their venom from injecting into your body. Get yourself equipped with tips on how to deter away from bees, hornets and wasps.

But this does not mean every bee die after they sting. For example, it depends if the skin of the victim is sufficiently thick, the bee gender for instance only female bees possess stingers and type of bee species. Solitary bees and bumble bees possess smooth lancets with tiny barbs; this reduces their risks of tearing themselves upon the retracting process after a sting.

Wasps on the other hand, which are commonly mistaken or confused with bees, can sting multiple times without dying. This is because their stingers are not barbed, and eliminating the risks of leaving the stingers behind after stinging. In addition, similarly, male wasps do not stings, and even if female wasps sting, their stingers would not be torn off from their body.

Learn how to differentiate among the various species and if you think your environment could be at risk of stinging insects’ infestation, promptly get professional advices and solution from the team of experts here online.