Hi guys, I don't know much about bees. I am not even quite sure if this is the forum to ask, but you guys seem pretty smart. When i was little, my brothers and I were playing in the backyard near these large boulders (upstate NY). One of my brothers decided he wanted to build a fort between two boulders and began tugging on an old christmas tree dumped there that was lodged in between the boulders.
I am quite sure you can imagine what happened next. a cloud of yellow jackets came bursting on the scene and chased my brothers back to the house. They were stung multiple times, I recall my brother getting stung 18 times. After comparing amounts of bee stings and bragging about it, they realized they left me at the boulders!
There I was, as still a statue standing at attention and not one yellow jacket landed on me. NO STINGS WHATSOEVER! I think i was about 6 years old at the time, and I remember being taught that when in a situation like this you should stand completely still.
My question is, did I take the proper course of action by not running and standing still on top of one the boulders? If not, then why didn't I get stung?
My brother is a pastor and he recently preached about this. I would post the link but I think im not allowed. I will ask the admin.