This spider caught a honey bee in its web, the bee waited for the spider to go in for the kill and shanked it in the abdomen with its stinger, killing the spider and itself.

Honey bees die when they sting because their stinger is barbed on one end and attached to its abdomen on the other.

Once they’ve plunged their only defence into their perceived immediate threat, it’s a one way ticket to Valhalla.

Because of the barbs, the stinger cannot be removed, so as the bee attempts to self amputate, ( or in this case, the spider tried to get away as I would assume the bee still couldn’t move) its lower abdomen ruptures, pulling out a sting of digestive material, muscles, glands and most importantly: the venom sac.

Once the stinger and venom sac have been removed from the bee, a cluster of nerve cells coordinates the muscles of the stinger left behind.

The stinger automatically starts digging itself deeper into the skin all the while, the still attached venom sac is continuously pumping apitoxin into the wound.

But why are honeybees doomed to die by using their stinger?
The simple answer is: because they are infertile.

All drone bees are female but the queen bee is the only one who reproduces, so the best thing a drone can do to give their genes the best chance of survival is to lay down their lives for the colony.