Thanks to Maxine
for pulling this bee stinger out of my face, and for providing the digital backdrop for this photo. The whole thing is about 3mm long. My eye was partially swollen shut when I woke up the next day. This image was used by the Encyclopedia of Life
in their Bee Observer Cards
. So my pain had an up-side :) Check the cards out - they are really cool. They also have an observer card set on ants.