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I've Been Stung Two Times in the Last Week

I haven't been stung by a bee since I was five years old.  But, I've been stung two times in the last week---the last time about 30 minutes ago.  I put cold water and now an ice pack on it but can't see the stinger to remove it.

 

Are bees more prevalent this summer or something?

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Can't remember being stung by a honeybee, haven't seen any in years.  My hollys have been without berries for as long.  My Rose of Sharons used to attract a lot of bumblebees, but the past few years, none.  

 

I was stung once by a bumblebee.  Wow! Did that hurt.  I could feel the "venom" travel up my arm.  Hurt so much, couldn't move my arm.  Got so dizzy thinking I might have to go to the ER.  

 

While being stung isn't fun, hopefully, this is a sign some honeybees are surviving at least in your area.  

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Ow!!!

 

I'm sorry that you got stung.

 

 

When I would get stung, my mom would make a paste of meat tenderizer and water to apply to the area.

 

I hope that you feel better!

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Interesting.  I'm not outside all that much anymore but I actually haven't seen that many bees yet this year.   I hadn't realized it until just now.

 

I'm fine with that, as bees (all kinds) TERRIFY me.   Last time I had a bee actually on me I went into shock.

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Hope you feel better soon. Never been stung by a bee. DH is allergic to them.

When one my sisters was younger she got stung by a bee when she put on a pair of pants mom had just brought in from the clothesline. 

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@wismiss 

 

 

 

Ow!!!

 

I'm sorry that you got stung.

 

 

When I would get stung, my mom would make a paste of meat tenderizer and water to apply to the area.

 

I hope that you feel better!


Your Mom was right! Get a big bottle of Adolph's Meat tenderizer (or generic) and as SOON as you get stung RUN and make a paste and rub it in good. It has an enzyme in it that breaks down the protein in the venom. It works. I have hummingbird feeders up and get stung sometimes when filling them up and not paying attention.

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Bees are our friends, we need them, finally here in my yard this summer i have seen honey bees ,on clover,as a kid way back when ,we has lots of honey bees.

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@wismiss wrote:

I haven't been stung by a bee since I was five years old.  But, I've been stung two times in the last week---the last time about 30 minutes ago.  I put cold water and now an ice pack on it but can't see the stinger to remove it.

 

Are bees more prevalent this summer or something?


@wismiss  I don't envy you being stung, but I do envy you your bees. Unfortunately, we have more wasp than bees in my area, which, is a bad sign because wasp will kill entire bee hives.  I see more wasp each summer which is concerning to me. 

And, we all know, when the bees are gone, we won't last long.  

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i haven't seen many birds...or bees.....or people!

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@wismiss  If it was a honey bee, that is a good sign. We are seeing a slow comeback of honey bees after a dearth. But honey bees don't sting unless you step on them or otherwise trap them. Ground bees, yellow jackets, wasps and hornets can sting for no apparent reason. I am usually barefoot in the summer and have learned since a toddler to look down at the clover flowers in the lawn to avoid bees. I was stung a few times each year until I was a teenager. It's not the pain of the sting, it's the itching that occurs for the next few days. I remember going to school with just a sock on one foot because of a bee sting.