MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do bees ever sting other bees?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do bees ever sting other bees?

Weird one, I know. But yes it’s true! Humans aren’t the only things bees go after.

When bees are protecting their hives from outsiders, some of the “guard bees” will stay by the entrance and be on the lookout for other bees that try to come in. If there’s a rogue bee from another hive trying to steal some nectar, the guard bee will bite and even sting the intruder. Seems like it would be more difficult to sting another bee than a human, but it does happen. Crazy!

 

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