The Bee. Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a
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The Bee

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently classified by the unranked taxon name Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families,[1] though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae

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#1 - twofreegerbils (02/23/2014) [+] (26 replies)
In addition to only female bees being able to sting, it is only honeybees that die after they sting, other bees can sting you all they want and sustain no injuries. Except for the injury of you freaking out and smacking it.

This is why you may have been stung before and unable to find the barb in your skin.
#2 to #1 - aleksandurr (02/23/2014) [-]
All bees have barbed stingers, which get caught in skin. Wasps and hornets have smooth stingers, and are able to sting repeatedly. Bees can repeatedly sting other insects, but they can lose their stinger in the skin of mammals and reptiles. It is possible for a bee to extract its stinger from you successfully without tearing out its own insides, but its rare and it will almost immediately sting you again and kill itself.

And if you're wondering what the difference is between wasps, bees and hornets, wasps are usually the largest, and are typically a solid dark color. They make hanging nests that are open to the air with the cells pointing downwards. They produce no honey for storage, and instead will typically feed on other insects. Hornets are similar to bees but typically are far more aggressive. They produce a spherical hanging nest which contains cell covered layers. Hornets are also typically far less hairy, and also don't produce honey for storage, instead eating things such as berries and corpses. Bees produce hives that can be hanging, but are typically inside of old logs or between walls of houses. They produce honey from nectar, and pollinate flowers. They are also relatively passive when by themselves, and away from their hive.

On an unrelated note, male bees, or Drones, die after mating with the queen, as their testicles explode.
#26 - aquareefer (02/23/2014) [+] (7 replies)
User avatar #6 - HeartOfTheDL ONLINE (02/23/2014) [-]
Fine bee that way.
#28 - urghseventysix ONLINE (02/23/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Bees
Bees
#52 - vipox (02/23/2014) [-]
What's this? A comment section woefully underpopulated by bees? A large influx of bees ought to put a stop to that.
What's this? A comment section woefully underpopulated by bees? A large influx of bees ought to put a stop to that.
#47 - manofiron ONLINE (02/23/2014) [-]
#46 - jvcjvc (02/23/2014) [-]
Dont stop, bee leaving
User avatar #27 - mion (02/23/2014) [-]
Actually, bees only die if they sting humans because our skin's too elastic.
User avatar #25 - alekksandar (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
User avatar #18 - mutzaki (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
#17 - anonymous (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
User avatar #16 - cartrman (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
User avatar #15 - sjafka (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
#14 - anonymous (02/23/2014) [-]
wrong, the stings only stay in human skin, so if they attack other living things and not humans, theywont die after the attack!
User avatar #8 - hardtuner (02/23/2014) [-]
Also, they're sting only kills them if they sting someone who has a thicker skin than insects, and their sting doesn't break, it pulls out their poison sacks.

I know it's a comic and all, but there might be people thinking that the comic is accurate.
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