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Offline joker1656

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Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« on: May 14, 2010, 11:05:52 PM »
Well, I guess I learned my lesson.  I forgot my veil when I went to get a swarm this eve.  Went ahead with it, because I have caught most of my swarms with no protective gear.  This one did not like me. 

I don't know how many times I got stung, but it was enough that I finally walked away.  The more I got stung the more they came after me.  Most of the stings were in the scalp.  Kinda smarted. 

I was stung by one other swarm.  Both of them were evening captures.  Does that have anything to do with it?  I am not a journeyman by any stretch, so I am sure that it is not totally out of the ordinary. 

I could not find anyone  else at home to send in my place.  It was about 45 minutes before dark.  I did not want to go, but did since the homeowners were pretty worried.  Plus.... I guess I didn't want such a nice warm to fly off.  It is a little humbling to have the masses watching while you get stung up.

Wasn't too bad except when my scalp started to swell it gave me quite a headache.  As I have been told before, "that's what you get!" and "I told you so" :-D 
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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 11:09:36 PM »
Not gonna hear it from me, I had a dog that took the fury (twice) of a hive I ticked off once. That dog is no longer with us (old age, not the stings - upon stings - upon stings.) So I just have to be careful. hope you feel better and recover quick.
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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 11:12:10 PM »
I got stung righ in the end of the nose this evening. That hurt! even my gums are swollen.
All I did was walk past the hive to water the tomatoes, just minding my own business and BAM, right in the nose. That reminds me, I still have to water the maeters. :-\

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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 11:35:20 PM »
some swarms are like that.  i got nailed good doing one a few weeks ago.  got me right though the jeans (thin) and kept at me.  went back the next day and they were a piece of cake.  depends on the weather, the alignment of the starts, the vapors, etc........
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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 01:08:07 AM »
revving motor cycles , at dark while I'm working a upset swarm . ( torupp.)
the other night i got sneak attacked 2 bee's flew up the back of my shirt and stung at the top of the Vally
yes below the belt. talk about the butt of the joke.

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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 08:54:19 AM »
Swarms will sting any time the bees are in cluster mode. IE: Cold, wet, night, etc. Otherwise, they are fairly calm.
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Re: Yeeeehaw!!!! The nailed me good!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 06:42:32 PM »
That explanes why I got hammered 8 times in the hands.... It was getting ready to snow so they didnt want to be messed with....... lesson learned.
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