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Why does the bee die after stinging?
Only female bees can bite. The latter are not aggressive, but they can take action if they feel the need to defend their territory. The sting of the bee is shaped like a harpoon, it sinks into the skin of man and the flesh closes instantly on it. Thus, to free itself, the bee is forced to abandon part of its abdomen on the spot which condemns it to die in the short or medium term. Photo credit: Maxime Gilbert
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