Bees ‘ejaculate’ themselves to death when it gets too hot

During an intense Canadian heatwave, male honeybees literally ejaculated themselves to death. Dr. Alison McAfee

What an unhappy ending.

Thought sweating on a hot day was uncomfortable? During an intense Canadian heat wave, male honeybees literally ejaculated themselves to death in an apocalyptic love explosion, according to a bombshell study report by scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

“When drones die from shock, they spontaneously ejaculate,” said Dr. Alison McAfee, the study’s author and a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories who has studied bee health extensively, as reported by Phys.org.

The carnal combustions occurred during British Columbia’s sweltering 2021 heat wave and were documented by Emily Huxter, a rural beekeeper in the province of Okanagan Valley, who started noticing dozens of dead drones on the ground. She emailed pictures of the dystopian die-off to McAfee, who got in touch with other beekeepers. They said they’d witnessed the same disturbing phenomenon, which they claimed was endangering the survival of their colonies.

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