I guess I gave her about four seconds to do something with it, she just couldn't manage. - so I flicked her away stinger and all - I guess my arm was a little tough there because she couldn't dig it in and couldn't pull herself away either. - this hive has seems a little jumpy lately since they mobbed the dog twice during my inspection.
the girls do not like dogs ...
as for the sting
Since the tip of her sting is heavily barbed, the worker bee normally loses her sting when she impales an
enemy as she attacks in self-defense or in defense of the hive. Shortly thereafter she dies as a result of a
sizable loss of internal organs and tissue. If she doesn't lose her sting but empties the venom sac the
worker is unable to replenish the venom. Adult worker bees must eat pollen (bee bread), grow, and
mature before they have a full complement of venom. Venom gradually accumulates until the bees are
about 15 days old. Hence, young bees are unable to sting effectively