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How the bees only got one sting

You know that a bee stings hurts. But did you know that although a wasp can keep its sting, even though it has already used it, a bee can't? When a bee has used its sting, it dies . They say this is because once, a very long time ago, the bees went to complain to the king of all animals and insects. They were cross because, as fast as they made honey in their nests, people came to steal it.

The king listened to their complaints. "What do you want me to do about it?" he asked them. "Bzzz," went the bees angrily. "We want to have the power of stinging to death anyone who steals our honey." The king of animals and insects was very shocked. "That is cruel," he said in a voice like thunder. "I refuse your request. What is more, you shall have one sting only and, when you have used it, you shall die."

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