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Bees can bite as well as sting

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Scientists have discovered bees not only bite enemies that are too small to sting, but paralyse their victims with a snake-like venom.

http://www.telegraph...l-as-sting.html

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Interesting :)

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Both ends are dangerous! Soon the bees will attack us for enslaving them and causing their massive die offs. The Beepocalypse is upon us!

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Ouch!

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No kidding Sherlock! I was bitten and stung at the same time by a HUGE black and white bumble bee in Hawaii in 1977. It left the stinger and poison sac in the back of my thumb and when I went to pull it out I accidentally squished the poison sac. OOOOOWWWWWWEEEEEEE!

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Well, I'll bee darned.

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To my knowledge and personal experience MANY bees, and wasps for that matter, do not sting at all, but in fact bite as their first line of defence. I have demonstrated this many times for others by bare-handed handling of bees and wasps. People are shocked when I outstretch my hand to an enormous carpenter bee, for example, and allow it to walk onto the palm of my hand, stroke its back with my finger...

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such amazing creatures! Good article

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