Jesus Christ! This is older than me. Pics and videos of this are way way way old.
Surely to God you all didn't fall for this.....
Whatever will BEE will BEE,,,
I'm 61 and I learned this in grade school in the mid 50's. Nothing to see here.
She was stung for the following - the fault of:
All Conservative Talk Show Hosts
Racists disguised as blue-collar/hard working/spiritually-grounded/respectful Americans
Ronald Reagan (Because Ron Jr. says so)
Former CBS newsman Bernie Goldberg
and last but certainly not least......GOD!
I agree with you 100%, this is 100 years old. Kids for decades have always caught bee's and made them sting their shirt so that they would lose their stinger. As a kid we all thought that was cool. This story would be like taking a picture of a camera for the first time in 2012. The story is soooo old!!!
They are educated at a: KamiKazi School :)
Please...Stop using God's name in vain here. HE Nor HIS SON are swear words.
That's a female bee. Males don't sting. But do you know what happens to the male (Drone) bee when he impregnates a Queen bee! Yeap! He dies after losing his 'parts'. The Bees Know.
Honey bees will not sting unless provoked ( standing at entrance of hive) or if you're hurting them. They work their whole lives to produce honey and raise the young. The most fascinating creatures! I see our Father in Heaven in the bees.
SURPRISE: Bush did not do this!... but maybe Obummer will write an executive order to stop female bee discrimination. Oh wait, they can't vote for the Democrats YET so he doesn't care.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads whether biological or not. Anyone can donate sperm. It takes a real man to be a dad. May you BEE free from stings on Father's Day.
I really would have though this problem would have been worked out through evolution.
Bush killed the dinosaurs too.
I thought the same thing. I have seen this 100 times. Im 42 now but in my childhood I remember seeing video on tv regarding the additional bee inards being left behind after the sting and couldnt figure out why they say "for the first time."
Those of you exclaiming in shock that "this is so old" apparently have trouble reading the article.
The article is about capturing the loss of the bee's parts on film. Yes, we all know honeybees die when they sting because parts of their anatomy get torn from their body, but this is the first time it is know of that the process was captured on film.
OK ... I just went and googled this and did find a few videos of the actual sting, although more manually than a sting and the bee leaving on it's own accord and turning its innards into outards.
SO, seems like those of you saying it was done for years are correct and I was wrong. Admittedly, I had never seen this before and I'm certainly not living in a cave.
Don't forget Dick Cheney and Haliburton for the blame list.