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Offline LoriMNnice

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Ouch! I got stung
« on: May 26, 2012, 05:54:05 PM »
I went to check on the bees I pulled some weeds then opened the top to check the jar feeder and one zapped the side of my knee. I have applied soy sauce, peppermeint oil,and lavender oil. So now I sit and wait to see if I am allergic to honey bees like I am wasps and hornets. Does this mean i am now a "real" beekeeper? :-D

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 06:02:42 PM »
I don't know about the title, but your knee is marinated and ready for the grill!

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »
I think that's an interesting combination of seasonings but I agree with Hardwood, ready for the grill. Is the sting swelling and do you have any iching or tightness in your throat?
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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 07:02:23 PM »
I don't know about the title, but your knee is marinated and ready for the grill!

Scott

LOL  :-P
I think that's an interesting combination of seasonings but I agree with Hardwood, ready for the grill. Is the sting swelling and do you have any iching or tightness in your throat?
Nope on all and it doesn't even hurt :) I would say I am not allergic to honey bees YAY!!!

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 07:37:02 PM »
Glad it's not bothering you.
 If you really have never been hit by a honeybee before you might need to wait for pop number two to be confident in your bodies response. Sometimes the first exposure just teaches your immune system what to gear up and be "ready" for the next time....at least that's what our pediatrician tells me.

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 09:27:41 PM »
I don't know......some might say that you're not a real beekeeper until that day when you're in a hurry, or maybe distracted by something else and you go to get into one of your hives for something, or maybe you're in a rush to collect and hive a swarm and you don't think you really need that veil or those gloves........and..........before you know it, you've been zapped, like fifty times.

But then again, maybe it just makes those of us who've done those kinds of stupid things feel better when others do the same kinds of stupid things, and makes us feel slightly less stupid.
Give a man a fish and he will have dinner.  Teach a man to fish and he will be late for dinner.

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 10:40:14 PM »
Agree with Andrew about
maybe it just makes those of us who've done those kinds of stupid things feel better when others do the same kinds of stupid things, and makes us feel slightly less stupid.
 
And for those of us with thick hair, when they get in and tangled up you know it is a question of when before you start to take the hits.



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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 10:43:06 PM »
Lori, I'm glad you didn't react. I have to say I felt pretty silly when I got popped by my eye in early January checking to see if they had enough honey yet. People at work were asking where I found bees to get stung.
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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 11:18:46 PM »

I swell pretty good, doc gave me a combo of pills to take when I get stung, they don't work.  But I have still gone from 3 to 7 hive at present.  After all whats a little bee sting.

Joe

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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 11:01:29 AM »
I would say that you can call yourself a "real beekeeper" because you got stung and still want to keep bees !  Unfortunately, it is part of the program..however, you will have to experience several more stings before you will know if you are allergic.
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Re: Ouch! I got stung
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 07:43:06 PM »
... I pulled some weeds then opened the top ...and one zapped the side of my knee. I have applied soy sauce, peppermeint oil,and lavender oil... Does this mean i am now a "real" beekeeper?

Not until you take up the habit of chewing Tee-Backey to use as a poultice to sooth on your bee bites and stings.  LOL  :-D  ;)  Good luck!!