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Answered 2008-05-09 23:23:11

A bees stinger has a hook on the end, like a fish hook, so when the bee tries to get away after stinging someone it actually pulls the stinger and venom gland out of its body, mortally wounding the bee. A person should scrape the stinger out rather than trying to pinch it and pull it out, which pushes more venom in. The amount of reaction one has from a sting is entirely up to that persons body. It can range from a mild sting and itch to a full blown allergic reaction that closes the persons throat and can cause death.

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