How do bees avoid stinging each other in the hive?

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How do bees avoid stinging each other in the hive?

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A bees stinger is inside them by default. They have to actively try and sting something to do it. So a bee just walking around won’t sting everything, honey bees specifically won’t even sting a human most times unless you attack the hive or try and aggravate them.

Think about it like humans with umbrellas with the fancy u-shaped handles.

We can chose to try to hook people’s arms and legs in the u-shape, or not.

Similarly, bees can chose to sting something or not

Weird analogy, but hope it works lol

Aside from not being in an aggressive mood in the hive, you also have to remember that bees are not soft fleshy meat-sacks like us.

They’re insects with hard chitinous exoskeletons. That’s why they crunch when you step on them. They wear little suits of plate armor.

Not really vulnerable to accidental stings.