Re: "No Treatment of Honey Bees Report" by StevenG
Once the stinger entrails have left the bee there is nothing to push against as a reactive force. I thought...
Originally Posted by sqkcrk
After studying the diagram that Intheswamp linked to there may be a possibility it could happen. I didn't realize that the bee's stinger was two split barbs. If the pumping action results in a see saw action of those barb stingers they could walk their way in deeper, one pushing against the other. That would be one clever sting mechanism.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping