Stunning Shot of a Bee Sting in Action: PHOTO
A once in a lifetime photo for a honeybee expert:
UC Davis communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey in the Department of Entomology said she has taken at least 1 million photos of honeybees in her lifetime, but this snapshot won the first-place gold feature photo award in an Association for Communication Excellence competition. The international organization includes communicators, educators and information technologists.
Garvey has bees in her blood: As dairy farmers, her father and grandfather kept bees to pollinate their orchards. She said bees have been in her family since around 1850.
That liquid is the honeybee's abdominal tissue trailing behind. The abdomen is mortally torn after the sting, causing the bee to die.