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« on: May 20, 2009, 05:49:44 PM »


   I was getting a queen into a queen cage and the little darling stung me. It didn't feel like a regular sting, but it definitely stung me. Anybody else have this happen?

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 05:51:17 PM »

was that the only queen you handled? did you have another in your hand recent and she smelled pheromones?

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 05:54:04 PM »

  I was checking hives but not handling any other queens.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 09:24:06 PM »

What was the difference between her sting and that of the workers?
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 09:33:24 PM »

I was just wondering if the queen dies after the sting.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 09:35:20 PM »

What was the difference between her sting and that of the workers?

It was a ROYAL sting.  cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 09:36:04 PM »

 she does not die. Queens do not have barbs on the stinger, there fore she can and does with draw her stinger  and keeps it and doesn't die like the worker. I would assume the venom would be pretty much the same.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 09:39:53 PM »

doak is right, if she lost her stinger after stinging then she could not kill other virgin queens before/during/after they hatch out.

Good call doak

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 09:49:14 PM »

Thanks, I just try to study the Anatomy as much as possible.
Something triggered her, they very seldom sting.
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 10:40:39 PM »

G3farms, the workers don't lose their stinger when stinging another bee, either. The tissue is too soft to hold the barbs.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 11:17:36 PM »

If the stinger doesn't stick in another bee, does that mean little or no venom is injected?  Just curious.

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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009, 11:24:14 PM »

I've never been stung by a queen but I've seen plenty of queen's stingers, everyone was from a queen that was stressed or dying.


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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 08:23:14 AM »

  Dirty,

 It didn't have the burn of worker bee, just a quick jab. Kind of a sharp sliver of glass maybe. It didn't hurt too bad, but It was very much noticable. It didn't feel as if there was venom.

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