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Home remedies for bee stings

Unless you’re allergic to bees or experiencing signs of a severe allergic reaction, you can treat most bee stings at home. If a honeybee stings you, remove the stinger immediately with the edge of your fingernail or the edge of a credit card. This helps curb the amount of toxins released into... more
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First aid for stings

Wash the site with soap and water. Remove the stinger using gauze wiped over the area or by scraping a fingernail over the area. Never squeeze the stinger or use tweezers. Apply ice to reduce swelling. Do not scratch the sting, as this may increase swelling, itching and risk of... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Home remedies for Bee Stings

Every summer someone in my house gets stung by a bee.  There are a several do-it-yourself home remedies to sooth a bee sting. Honey Honey may help with wound healing, pain, and itching. To treat bee stings with honey, apply a small amount to the affected area. Cover with a loose bandage and leave... more
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Bee on the Look Out

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Ground Bees

Bee live under ground. Did you know that? Many people have no idea that bees can burrow underground and make their nest in the dirt. Most people don't even know that they are living in their back yard. The ground bees are not an aggressive bee. They are small bees and all they need is a two inch... more
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Are Bees Dangerous?

Bees don’t transmit disease, but they do inject a venom through their stingers that can lead to serious allergic reactions. Unlike wasps, which can sting multiple times, bees lose their stinger after stinging you. This stinger and its accompanying venom sac can continue to release venom as long... more
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Even If You Are Not Allergic To Bee Stings, When Hundreds Of Bees Attack It Can Turn Out Bad

L.A. NOW Southern California -- this just in Hiker attacked by swarm of bees in Laguna Nigel May 21, 2012 |  6:39 pm http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/hiker-attacked-by-bees.html A 21-year-old man was rescued by firefighters after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while hiking in... more
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