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Offline Bee-Bop

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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2011, 08:56:48 AM »
My Question ;

How did you get stung 30-40 times on each ankle ???

Drop a frame ?
Trip over a hive ?
Working bees in the dark ?

Sorry about the results.

What ever it was, bet YOU don't do it again !!
Lesson learned !

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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2011, 09:38:50 AM »
How did I get stung 30-40 times on each ankle? I took the cover off the first hive to put feeders back on and the bees poured out through the inner cover hole in a solid stream. I had my jeans and bee suit cuffs tucked into my socks like always - never stung there before.

Yesterday noticed 50 or so dead bees in front of each hive. On examination, found them to be missing body parts; legs, etc. Watched for a few minutes and saw a couple of bees ejected from hive to fall dead - robbing at it's best. I reduced the entrances but am not convinced that will take care of the problem.
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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2011, 12:57:16 PM »
I've read that PrimaTeen (sp?) Mist would help. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2011, 02:45:31 PM »
Thanks, but death was not a consideration - just personal comfort, wanting to walk, etc.

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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2011, 01:54:43 AM »
when I was a kid a knocked over one of my uncles hives and got hit about 100 times. I was  only  10 at the time. they used a whole carton of camel cigarette's . took the tobacco out and wet  it down and covered the entire area of my back. the swelling and dizziness went away in about 2 hours. It worked!
only sideffect was the smell and the yellowing. took about a week before the yellow was gone.

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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2011, 06:19:40 AM »
The best topical treatment for stings that I've found is Plantain.  Tobacco is probably next, followed by wet crushed aspirin and a few others.
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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2011, 07:24:36 PM »

 it also may help with the itching later, although i fine a hairbrush to be more effective. (and the Vagisil)


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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2011, 07:38:34 PM »
get the extra strength.
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Re: When to use epi-pen?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2011, 07:47:48 PM »
A carton of Camel unfiltered for me - wife will never believe what I want ir for...