Jun 14, 2012
Kathy Keatley Garvey, who works in the Department of Entomology at UC Davis and is a huge fan of honey bees, recently captured this one-of-a-kind shot of a bee right after stinging…
From The Sacramento Bee…
An opportune time came for Garvey to capture this photo when she was walking with a friend and a bee came close to him and starting buzzing in a high-pitch. She said that’s normally a telltale sign that a bee’s about to sting, so she readied her camera and snapped four photos.
The images represented the progression of the sting, but the most interesting part was that the bee’s abdominal tissue that lingered behind, she said.
“As far as I know, nobody’s been able to record anything like this.”
Also, a tip of the hat to the nameless gent who said, “There’s a bee about to sting me. How about I stand still while you take a picture. For science.”
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