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Does a bee know it will die if it stings you?

Question

Does a bumble bee know it will die if it stings you?
Raj, Rochester

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Dave, Chadwell Heath
Qualification: I saw it on TV
Answer: The bee doesn’t know. The reason it dies when it stings a human is that human skin is too tough, so when it stings the human, it leaves part of its abdomen behind, which kills it.

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