'Do birds get stung by bees?'
Nearby we have a patch of wild flowers that when the sun comes out it is covered with bees. The birds sit on the trees, hedge and fence posts, dive into the flowers and come out with what looks like a bee in its beak.
What made me think of it was we had to rush one of my dogs to the vets last week because it had been chasing a bee up and down the patio window and had got stung on the tongue.
He started gagging and choking, as well as chewing his tongue.
He very soon was having difficulty breathing.
After the vet gave him anti-inflammatory injection and an antihistamine injection he was ok, although feeling very sorry for himself.
'Do the birds actually swallow the sting?'
'Do they crush the sting or not eat it?'
'Does the sting not affect them?'