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    Male bee dies after mating - GIF

    Male bee or drone dies after mating.

    The drone endophallus is designed to disperse a large quantity of seminal fluid and spermatozoa with great speed and force. The ejaculation is so powerful that it ruptures the endophallus, disconnecting the drone from the queen.




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    What a great way to go if that's your only option.

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    Could explain why I got 'disconnected' from so many queens back when I was young. Or maybe I was just a real a**hole back then. Probably the latter.

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    Bless his heart, that's his nuts still hanging on to her as he falls and fades away. Heck of a way to go.

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    Interesting that they had a camera focussed on the exact spot where the bee landed, considering that they were moving about quite a bit up in the air. Cameraman intuition par excellence.



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