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  1. #1
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    Default Bee Sting action photo


    The photo is by Kathy Keatley Garvey, and linked from her site:
    http://ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/post...m?postnum=2589
    What you see is the bee losing her guts as she pulls away from the stinger embedded in the victim's arm.

    The photo won an award in in an Association for Communication Excellence competition. Here's an article about the award:
    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/14/456...-hed-here.html

    And if you want to see a large closeup of the photo, click here.
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bee Sting action photo

    Great photo - thanks!!
    It makes me wonder how many takes to get the right shot
    DsBs.Etsy.com

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bee Sting action photo

    Fascinating image!

    This looks like an abnormal sting. If you look at the article on BugSquad, you will see two photos: one of the bee attempting to fly away, and another with the bee holding onto the victim's shirt (resting?). To me, that would tell me that the stinger, bee, and guts remained attached for a long time, at least long enough for the bee to stop and rest on the cuff of the shirt.

    This was not your standard sting and fly-away.

    Fascinating image!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Bee Sting action photo

    So this is totally random, but I got to looking at some of her other pictures on the blog and noticed what seems to be a nasty varroa mite hanging out with the bee in this picture.

    Am I wrong or is this not a mite attached to the back of the bee?

    Varoa picture.jpg

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Bee Sting action photo

    poor little bee. hahahaha

    very cool shot. Like a bullet from a gun

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