Popular opinion is that bees always die after they have stung something.
It’s probably not very surprising to find out that this isn’t exactly the case with other insects. Bees can generally sting other bugs without worry of losing their stinger and their life. But stinging people is always a death sentence, right? Not exactly.
But stinging people is always a death sentence, right? Not exactly.
Most of the time bees are able to free themselves and live to sting another day after stinging a person. All they need is time to free themselves. That’s not necessarily how it works out since people are always quick to swat them away, causing the stinger to break off and be left behind.
We can’t say we expect this guys suggestion to help save many honeybee lives. Unless people enjoy watching their attacker twist a barb around wherever it stabbed them.