I've been having so much fun with all my bees and reading the forum often, which is so very helpful. I've captured 3 wild swarms and two of them have stayed.
However, it seems that I have a higher than normal sensitivity to the bee stings. Didn't know this. I'm not too worried about it. I am a little disappointed that I can't be superhero beekeeper and that I have to wear all my stuff all the time, but I suppose I have no choice.
So here's what happens...major local swelling that lasts over 48 hours, intense burning and itching, creepy-crawly feelings on my arms, swollen tongue, vomiting, and nausea. But that all happened a few hours after the stings occurred, each about two weeks apart: one on the back of my leg and one on my hand.
Since I didn't die, do I really have that much to worry about? Will I start to develop an immunity or are there too many symptoms? I'm sure I sound like a dope, but I want to be careful without overreacting.
By day two my hand looked like a blown up latex glove.