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Hive-Bees do not necessarily Sacrifice their Lives when they Sting

Nature volume 134, page 290 (25 August 1934) | Download Citation

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MY scepticism regarding the frequent statement, for example, Bischoff1, that worker bees (Apis mellifica) cannot withdraw their barbed sting, and thus invariably die when they have stung, was first aroused by observing a raid by wasps (Vespa germanica) on a hive in Essex, in September 1926.

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    , “Biologic der Hymenopteren”, Berlin, p. 548.

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    • J. G. MYERS

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