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Happenings in the insect world
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by Stacy DuBois
on June 16, 2012 at 8:16 AM
This is incredible! Thank you for sharing these.
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Thanks!
by Elsa Wessels
on June 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Thank you for this amazing shots - got it at exactly the right time when writing a Blog Post for Grootbos Private Nature reserve about harvesting the first batch of honey from the Cape honey bees feeding on endemic Erica Irregularis fynbos . . . . wonderful series of pics showing how it works!  
A picture paints a thousand words . . .
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Thank you so much!
by anton
on June 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Perfect timing and an awesome photo!
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Thank you!
by Justa Dumb Kid
on June 16, 2012 at 9:27 PM
When I was a child I wanted to pet a bee because it's body was fuzzy and looked soft to touch. So kids, fuzzy is not always soft, and bee stings can be dangerous, and this is what happens to the bee... WOW
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Yes, worker bee die after they sting, but usually you don't see the abdominal tissue being pulled out.
by Amber
on June 17, 2012 at 6:59 AM
I love it. I am sorry you are receiving negative comments from people. I go stung by a bee a few years back and realized I was allergic. It would be fascinating to study such creatures and I applaud you guys for your work...Keep going !!!! ^_^
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Thank you. I love the bees! And, our bee scientists here at UC Davis are outstanding!
by P
on June 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Iraqi guy put his copyright on it? Makes Iraqis look bad.
by Cameron
on June 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Hello Kathy, Im the editor of newsforchinese.com. I saw your awarded photo somewhere on Internet and traced back to your blog post. Can I have your permission to translate your post to chinese and publish them on our free bi-weekly newspaper and the website as well? Looking forward to your reply. Thank you! Cameron [cam.liu@newsforchinese.com]
by PJay
on June 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Awesome shot. I'm even willing to overlook your use of a Nikon. ;)
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Thanks. I did have a Canon once (Canon AE)! :)
by Roozbeh Nia
on June 26, 2012 at 8:25 PM
Priceless!!!
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM
Thanks!
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Before the photo went viral, two photos were posted on this Iraqi web site last year: http://alghzil.com/vb/showthread.php?t=75
by Susanna Cater
on June 8, 2013 at 4:16 AM
I have been stung several times as a child. I knew they died after stinging. But it's awesome to actually see happened to them. it's almost sad..knowing that they basically committed suicide to protect the hive..Wow!
by Renee L Hoy
on June 8, 2013 at 5:07 AM
Getting this shot is phenomenal. This was an interesting and good blog. Had to feel a little sorry for your partner being stung on the wrist. But fantastic job to you both.
Reply by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 8, 2013 at 7:45 AM
Thanks.
by Bas
on June 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM
thanks for sharing the pic and how you snapped it.
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on June 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM
Thanks. Update: Among the world's most perfectly timed photos. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=9652
by Pierre-Henri BERTHEZENE
on September 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Groovy ! I'm a professional photographer and I like that kind of pictures which express the real life . Congratulations, sincerely ! :)
by Pierre-Henri BERTHEZENE
on September 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Groovy ! I'm a professional photographer and I like that kind of pictures which express the real life . Congratulations, sincerely ! :)
by Sherron Bull
on September 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Great shot, but can't help but feel sorry for the little girl. We used to keep bees and always tried really hard not to have any of them sting (not that hard to do if you care about them), and I always felt regret when it happened. Eric can take care of himself; after all, he was the one getting into her hive. ヅ  
 
One of my favorite memories is getting a great bee beard from Norm Gary in August 1990. And no, I none of the girls stung me! ♥  
 
Thanks for jogging some great memories!
by Stacey
on July 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but does the bee feel any pain when this occurs?
 
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