• Question: Why do bees sting people

    Asked by anon-357660 on 15 Mar 2023.
    • Photo: Martin Vickers

      Martin Vickers answered on 15 Mar 2023:

      A bees sting is a defense mechanism. The exact reason why they might sting a person isn’t known, maybe one has gotten too close to a hive and the bee feels threatened. Even though bees occasionally sting people, they are really important to our ecosystem, helping to pollinate plants and crops. Also honey is really tasty!

    • Photo: Alexandra Milliken

      Alexandra Milliken answered on 15 Mar 2023:

      Bees only sting people as a form of defence. After they sting, a bee dies, so stinging is used as a last form of defence.

    • Photo: Felipe Becerra

      Felipe Becerra answered on 16 Mar 2023:

      As a defence mechanism. Although sometime it seems like they are having a bad day…
      But they are such a key organism in the environment that we must forgive them.