June 15, 2012
A Honeybee Sting

UC Davis Communications Specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey, who works in the Department of Entomology, says she has taken a million photographs of bees in her lifetime, but none quite as amazing as when a honeybee stung her friend.

Garvey managed to snap four photos of the sting, including the one above showing the bee’s abdominal tissue bridging the stinger and the bee. I suppose that’s why bees die after stinging someone?

"As far as I know, nobody’s been able to record anything like this," Garvey told the, aptly-named, Sacramento Bee. Unsurprisingly, the photo won the first-place gold feature photo award in an Association for Communication Excellence competition. [via highdefinite]

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