Can anyone identify a bee by its stinger?
I had an unfortunate encounter with a bee today. I was on a bicycle, and we collided with a closing speed that was approaching 50MPH. It felt like I'd been punched, and I ended up with bee parts in my mouth and on my face. After I finished spitting and wiping about the only thing left was the stinger embedded in my lip, and though I ended up with quite a fat lip, I'm not sure how much of it was due to impact, and how much to venom. Naturally all I saw was a blur, but the impact was so hard I imagine it was a bumble bee. Can anyone tell for sure by looking at the stinger?