Bee stings of the eye are rare, most commonly occurring at the cornea, and can cause sight-threatening complications through different mechanisms. The bee stinger contains toxins that induce a local inflammatory reaction. Furthermore, its sharp nature allows it to penetrate deeply and its sawlike architecture and special anatomic features make it very difficult to remove completely. We report a case of bee sting to the eyelid with late migration of the stinger onto the cornea after an assumed successful removal by the patient. To our knowledge, this is the first report to discuss in detail the structure of the bee stinger, which makes it prone to incomplete removal, and the management of this uncommon condition.