Barbs facilitate the helical penetration of honeybee (Apis mellifera ligustica) stingers.

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Wu, Jianing; Yan, Shaoze; Zhao, Jieliang; Ye, Yuying;
(2014)

The stinger is a very small and efficient device that allows honeybees to perform two main physiological activities: repelling enemies and laying eggs for reproduction. In this study, we explored the specific characteristics of stinger penetration, where we focused on i... View more
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