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Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observed: 12th August 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Description:

Not your normal photo of a honey bee! It's a sting I removed from my skin after opening a hive to check it. They're being very protective of their honey.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts

Comments

stevegregory's picture

Ouch !

Ouch !

Thistle's picture

Yes, ouch!

Face and neck swollen from sting on chin. At least no anaphylactic reaction and the bee came off 2nd best: she, of course, died after stinging.

Ian