Do bumblebees die if they sting?

No. The sting of a bumblebee is not barbed like a honeybee's, so bumblebees can use their sting more than once. However, bumblebees are not aggressive and they rarely sting unless they feel threatened. When first accosted they are more likely to roll over onto their backs and wave their legs at you.

Posted in: Bees on 11 June 2015

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