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  1. #1
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    How gentle do you have to be when handling a queen?
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  2. #2
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    If a queen stings you, does she die as a worker would after stinging you?
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  3. #3
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    A queen does not die when she stings. Her stinger is not barbed like a worker and is not torn out of her body.
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
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  4. #4
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    I've handled a lot of queens and never been stung by one. I've had them act like they were trying to sting me. I have heard (rarely) of someone saying they've been stung by a queen. Like Magnet-man says, her stinger isn't barbed like a workers so, in theory, she can sting multiple times.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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