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Offline Mshel

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What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« on: April 24, 2011, 04:47:55 PM »
What is the best remedy for a bee sting? How do you know if you are allergic to a bee sting? :'(

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 05:18:58 PM »
When I get stung by a bee first thing I want is to pull the stinger out, and if the smoker is lit puff a good blast of smoke on it to disguise the alarm pheromone (banana smell).

Stings do not bother me like they use to and I find the more excited I get the worse it seems to swell up.

Benadryl works pretty good on controlling the itch and swelling, I rub some of the gel on if it gets too itchy.

If you are allergic you will have breathing problems from your throat swelling, an epi pen would be real handy at that point in time, could save your life.

Other remedies could be just about anything from tobacco, a cut potato, cold pack, any number of over the counter sting meds, some different plants, etc.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 06:54:59 PM »
Laughter is the best medicine.

I always tell visitors to Bjorn Apiaries..."If you see me get stung, go ahead and laugh. Cause when I see you get stung....I'm going to laugh at you!"   :-D
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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 07:02:41 PM »
I cuss a little and have been know to run or scream like a girl. I usually get stung either getting in or out of the truck before I put on my jacket or just after I take it off.

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 07:05:32 PM »
Slapping the bee off is a natural reaction.   Then I just grin and bear it.   Later on I like to scratch the area.   Just feels good.

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 09:22:56 PM »
 :)

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 09:29:15 PM »
suck on it as hard as you can, to get poison out. :-D

it may swell a little and it will itch for a couple days.  if have problems breathing call 911
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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:32:30 PM »
I usually wait until I finish working them, then look to see how many of the stingers I can find. If I don't find them for a day or two, they sometimes get infected. Most times I don't feel more than about 2 out of five, or so.
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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 09:33:28 PM »
Shanevrr-maybe im slow, but u said poison. Wont that make me just as sick?

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 09:34:52 PM »
Bite your bottom lip and keep going; many more to come.  :-P

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 09:43:08 PM »
Fish stix-man up I guess is what u r saying.

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2011, 09:50:08 PM »
 I put toothpaste on it then apply an ice cube wrapped in a paper towel. 

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2011, 09:50:45 PM »
Shanevrr-maybe im slow, but u said poison. Wont that make me just as sick?

spit dont swallow lol

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 09:55:45 PM »
I cannot comment . . . want to but cant. lol

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 10:03:11 PM »
you know im messing with ya right
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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 10:06:45 PM »
Yes I DO know . .  .u just made it where I cant say what Im thinking.

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2011, 10:14:02 PM »
It's much better if you have someone else suck the poison out for you!...just sayin' :)

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 10:19:17 PM »
 Hardwood - :lau: Im gonna have to do that.

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 10:26:27 PM »
The ice  and toothpaste seemed easiest ;)

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Re: What to do when you get stung by a bee?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 10:31:03 PM »
The ice  and toothpaste seemed easiest ;)

i bet not as fun tho
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