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Re: Doo I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2009, 01:03:25 AM »
Hey.....I never thot of vodka and honey!! Sounds great!...almost like "instant mead"!

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well, that`s what peasants alwaysed used in Russia as an antidot to a bee sting, they still do, actually.  However, I believe that these days there are lots of more effective medication to apply.

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Re: Do I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 01:34:34 AM »
it's an immunization to keep you from getting tetanus (lock jaw).  it's done every 6 to 10 years depending on what your risk level is.
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Re: Do I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009, 01:42:39 AM »
it's an immunization to keep you from getting tetanus (lock jaw).  it's done every 6 to 10 years depending on what your risk level is.

intersting, never heard of that. is it mandatory for a beekeper in the US?

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Re: Do I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2009, 01:52:12 AM »
oh no.  it's not mandatory for anyone except kids need it for school.  it's a good idea especially if you work on a farm or some place where you are apt to get scraped up and dirty.  tetanus lives in soil and can infect you through a cut.  Clostridium tetani spores.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Do I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2009, 09:40:37 PM »
Yehhh....whats tetanus? :-D
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Re: Do I need to be worries (reaction to stings)
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 10:04:58 AM »
it's an immunization to keep you from getting tetanus (lock jaw).  it's done every 6 to 10 years depending on what your risk level is.

intersting, never heard of that. is it mandatory for a beekeper in the US?

It's just one of a long line of government mandated vaccines that US citizens are required to have injected into their bodies. You can at this time still elect not to have the injections, but then you are denied the ability to participate in many social and government run programs.
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