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« on: April 28, 2009, 08:36:54 AM »

Stings dont really bother me and many time when i get them in the hands I dont even know it happened until a couple of days later when the inch starts.  That changed a couple of days ago when I took one on the tip of my little finger with the stinger going under the nail.   Holy sh!# did that hurt.  I now understand the bamboo under the nails thing. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 08:43:51 AM »

Anywhere on your face!  Especially under an eye!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 08:50:01 AM »

Both strong arguments for using protective gear. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 08:52:19 AM »

Worst place to get a sting?

New Jersey!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 09:04:48 AM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:09:57 AM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"

How often does this happen?   I make a point of always wearing pants when I work bees
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 09:10:58 AM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"


Hmm...... Nudist bee keeps Huh? Wink



I just got one last night between the eyes  shocked
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 09:13:58 AM »

The tip of the nose, it makes my eyes water for hours.....  grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 09:19:34 AM »

Worst I've had were to the face. Last week got zapped on the lower jaw, within hours had a jiggling double chin and bright red chest.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 09:42:31 AM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"

How often does this happen?   I make a point of always wearing pants when I work bees

Had them crawl up the pants a few times, but I usually sacrifice a shin-shot rather than take one on the ....

I sat on a bee once.  Bees don't do well on crack.  Neither did I.
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 09:46:21 AM »

never thought I would ever make this statement.   I dont want them girls anywhere near my boys
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 09:46:36 AM »

On the lip or eye lid. OUCH!
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 10:01:26 AM »

It's on the face for me, I get the "Rocky" look for a few days.  Undecided
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 10:09:48 AM »

51 years old and never had a weight problem so when I got one a week ago under the chin for a couple of days knew what it was like to have a double chin.   It jiggled when i walked 
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 12:10:10 PM »

For me it's the hands.  They swell up pretty good and are painful for a few days.  I remember my first sting - got it on the cheek, I went running into the house like a maniac only to find nothing but a little red mark.  Felt kind of foolish for making such a fuss.
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2009, 12:28:26 PM »

Got one right under my eye last year, that was horrible. Whole face swelled up bad.

Was stung on my finger joint last week and that was nothing at all.
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2009, 12:32:41 PM »

The worst I ever felt was with multiple stings to the lower legs. They caused so much swelling I had to sit in a recliner with my legs propped up for three days because it hurt to walk.
The next worst (sorry for the bad grammar) was one I took under the jawline. I looked like I had a goiter for several days.Wink
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 12:55:43 PM »

I've found that the worst place to take a sting is anywhere on the wife or neighbor!! shocked

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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2009, 01:03:28 PM »

Never have had it  but the worst would be in the breathing holes.
Any where on the face is bad, on the hands is welcome.
Helps the  "arthritis".doak rolleyes
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2009, 01:28:00 PM »

On the Lip for me, not around or beside the lip but almost in my mouth part of the lip.  I looked like I was trying to eat a hot dog sideways for days and boy did I want to cry when it happened! grin
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 01:32:39 PM »


I've found that the worst place to take a sting is anywhere on the wife or neighbor!! shocked

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I agree about the wife and neighbers.  The first time out to the hives, she got stung on the inside of the bend of the elbow. Days later she is still hurting her.

I must be one of the luck ones.

Me, within the last two week I've only been stung five time.
one each, on the thumb, forehead, the Palm of the hand,the back of the hand and one time just above the belt line on the side.  Four were gotton about within 15 min of the event, the one between the eye still burned 3 hour later because it was hot and sweat was getting into it.

One of the following must be my salvation. A) I come from hardy beekeeper stock in my anstegry, B) I've built up a good tolerance to sting or C) the lord has been very kind to me.


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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 01:40:31 PM »

insied the nose or anywhere around the margin of the nostril Lips Sealed

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2009, 02:02:23 PM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"

How often does this happen?   I make a point of always wearing pants when I work bees

Believe me, they can crawl up your pants.  But I think the worst is in the face, although I have had them "south of the border"

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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2009, 02:46:16 PM »

If you're a guy then I would say "south of the border"

How often does this happen?   I make a point of always wearing pants when I work bees

Believe me, they can crawl up your pants.  But I think the worst is in the face, although I have had them "south of the border"

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I have had them crawl up my leg before.  Not much fun when its happening to you but to watch it happen to someone else always cracks me up.  Nothing funnier than watching the pilsbury doboy doing the bee in the pant dance
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2009, 03:15:26 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2009, 03:16:11 PM »

On your .... O never mind!  evil
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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2009, 09:17:19 PM »

Worst place IMO is the nasal septum, that area right between the nostrils. Feels like you were cold cocked, activates the tear ducts so you can't see and your nose goes runny.

Its an awful sight!


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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2009, 09:25:01 PM »

I'm with you doak, I kinda like to get a few stings on my hands, it makes me feel better all over. 
There all a shock! but the nose is the worst pain.
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« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2009, 09:46:33 PM »

As far as lifestyle modification goes I'd say lower leg.  I got stung a couple months ago on the ankle.  Like Dragonfly, I ended up not being able to bend my ankle or put on a shoe and laid around with it elevated wrapped in ice for a couple days.  It just kept swelling when I stood very long.
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2009, 05:38:02 AM »

eye

My brother got stung on his eyeball by a wasp when he was younger.  They had to take him to the hospital for it, I think mostly because they weren't sure what kind of wasp it was and they wanted to make sure it wasn't actually laying an egg that would hatch out a larvae that would consume his eye or something.  Of course he also said it was quite painful.  I've always been a little leery of wasps since then, but I'm really trying to live with them now that I know they not only eat the caterpillars that eat my garden, but also they eat up some black widow spiders, and we had a bunch of them last year.

Anyway, I have to agree with the people who said wife/neighbors.
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2009, 12:57:46 PM »

Folks at our bee club have said that a bee sting to the eye will leave that eye blind.  I'm gonna have to take that one on faith...If someone wants to test it, just let me know how it turns out.

My brother got stung on the tip of his Johnson but he swears that it was by a wasp.  That taught him not to go al fresco when working in the produce department, and it leave us with one hilarious family story about Uncle Joe.
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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2009, 09:00:26 PM »

Folks at our bee club have said that a bee sting to the eye will leave that eye blind.  I'm gonna have to take that one on faith...If someone wants to test it, just let me know how it turns out.

My brother has better vision than I do... so I'd have to say that's an urban legend... of course, he sure couldn't see out of that eye for about a week... he couldn't even open his eye for a few days.
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2009, 09:28:35 PM »

to an acupuncturist - seems a little redundant.
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