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Queen Bee
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Location: s/e melbourne australia (-)37.50S 145.0E

« on: October 05, 2005, 05:21:34 AM »

Hi, I get stung a lot as I always go barefoot and have a lot of floweriing white clover in the lawn. I have fouond that after the fist 3 or 4 stings on the feet that i dont really notice them much. I might be lucky or it might be the type of bees thast sting me dont have much punch. But Im a total novice when it comes to bees !
Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 07:54:36 AM »

After the first few stings of the season I don't have much reaction at all either.  Your body seems to get used to it.  But then next spring the first one usually swells a bit.

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House Bee
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Location: Michigan

« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005, 12:25:39 PM »

I got stung a lot when I was a kid - by both honey bees and wasps.  I remember my ankle getting really swelled up.  But now as an adult when I get stung - I get almost no reaction - a little itchy feeling after the sting first happens - but a minute later, back to normal. The only problem I have now is anticipating the sting - still have a little fear.
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