Sting cross section

honey bee, sting cross section

Cross section of honey bee sing at the base and at the end of the sting shaft. After Snodgrass (1910, fig. 40A-B) [1].

Venom is flowing in the poison canal which is located in the centre of the shaft between stylet and two lancets.


  1. Snodgrass R.E. (1910) The anatomy of the honey bee. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology, Technical Series 18:1-162.