Where does a bee keep its sting?

Bee sting - keeps its sting at the end of its abdomen. At the tip of the bee's abdomen is a shaft where its stinging thorn is to be found. It can sting several times, but once it leaves the thorn in its victim's flesh it will not be able to sting again. It is not true to say that a bee will automatically die once it loses its thorn. Only female bees can sting. Male bees or drones lack this means of protecting themselves. There is species of which even the female cannot sting. But this bees which live mainly in Africa and South America are not defenceless. If disturbed they will fly at the intruders in great numbers crawls into his eyes, ears and hair and smear him with a sticky substance causing him to retreat in great discomfort.

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