Wasps and Hornets

Why can't a honeybee sting you twice?

Answer

Wiki User
05/31/2009

The first time it stings you, its stinger comes off, usually stuck in your skin. A bee's sting has barbs at its tip, so that it cannot be pulled out as easily. When the bee frees itself from the sting, much of its organs are pulled out with it, and so the bee will soon die.