Worker Bee Anatomy

Thorax - contains wings, legs, and muscles involved in movement
Forewing- A Honey bee's forewing is typically larger than it's hind wing. It's main function is flight but it also is used as a cooling mechanism. Hind wing- The hind wing's main function is also flight and can at times be attached to the forewings by hooks called hamuli so both pairs of wings can beat in sychrony. It is also used to fan away heat and cool the hive. Legs- The main function of the bee's legs are for movement, however bees also use their legs to manipulate and carry pollen and propolis (a resin substance from trees). The hair on the legs help dust off pollen and other substances. Bees also have a specialized structure for cleaning the antennae.
Abdomen - has seven segments and contains female reproductive organs in the queen, male reproductive organs in the drone, and the stinger in both workers and queen.
Sting- The string is has two lancelets supported by hard plates. Strong muscles which are connected to a poison gland surround the sting. The purpose of a sting is for defense, however once a honey bee stings, it also loses it's life. The worker leaves the sting in the body of the victim and when pulling away ruptures the abdomen and thus dies.