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    Default Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    I see a lot of threads with one or 2 pics.

    Dedicated sting thread ok with you guys?

    A story to go with them is always good!!

    I took 3 steps into my dads apiary, and was talking to him at the time when one flew into my mouth. Just as I spat her out, she got me on the lip.



    Had a job interview scheduled for the following day - gave it a miss in the end


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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    I went fter this swarm on the back of a semi trailer in a truckstop about 50 miles from my house.They had been there a few days and were agitated to say the least.
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    I went up the ladder and took a brush and scooped them into a cardboard box and then dumped them into a hive body on the ground.About the third trip up the ladder I realized there were bees inside my hood.In all the excitement I had left my zipper un-zipped about an inch.To make a long story short I took about 25 stings to the head and face.
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    I drove home with the hive in the back of my truck looking like this.
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    with full gear on and my eyes swelling shut.Learned a lot that day.At least I dont have to worry about having arthritus in my head.

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    U guys are makin me hurt, I took one on the end of my nose yesterday but not a lot of swelling
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Oh oh oh oh oh WOW!

    Perry

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Lol...no big swells yet, but here's a bee-venom tattoo right on the end of my thumb! It stung a little, but most of the venom was stuck in the callus.

    It stayed with me for a couple weeks till I got bored at work and dug it out.


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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    took one on the chin through the veil last night [IMG][/IMG]
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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings



    I keep squishing bees with my pinky. I really need to learn to stop doing that.

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Only took two pairs of gloves for three of us. Decided to remove honey from a brood chamber and paid the price.


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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    I feel all you're pain - but these piccies are all good for a laugh!!

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    Thumbs Up Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Hemichuck, nice tenacity! You stayed with it and got the swarm anyway. Good for you.

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    No good stories to go with the pics, but a couple of stings I got this summer. Ive had worst this summer but didn't take photos, I was taking off a slatted rack loaded with bees and accidentally dropped it and took 6 to each hand. I really feel for Robbo and the lip and Hemichuck on the eyes, WOW.




    Mike , Proverbs 24:13-14 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Yeah,I got the swarm but I'll give you the rest of that story.It was about an hour drive home with full gear on.When I got there I sat the boxes out on the hill and about a half an hour later after the bees had stopped circling my head like a planet,I sat down on the hill to try and catch my breath. About that time my 76 year old buddy Earl shows up to assist me and he takes one look at me sitting there with my head all swelled up and covered with sweat from head to toe and all he says is "Did you learn anything?"
    Needless to say,I learned a lot that day.
    Another interesting side note to that story.The truck driver who called me about that swarm was standing around 100 yards away when the bees got in my hood and he was talking to another truck driver.When the bees started stinging me I pulled my hood up off of my head and had my head down inside my jacket trying to walk away from the bees as quickly as possible.I couldnt pull the jacket off because I still had a few hundred really angry bees buzzing my head.At first I didnt realize it but I was walking towards the two drivers standing out in the middle of the lot.When they saw me coming they assumed I wanted to tell them something so they started walking towards me.About 20 yards away the bees zero'd in on the drivers and off they went,scattering out and jumping in their trucks.I finally had to tell the driver of the truck that I would go up and knock all the bees off one more time and that he should drive away when I got them all stirred up.He called me a couple of hours later from 100 miles down the road and ask what he could do to get rid of the rest of the bees on his truck.He said there were still so many bees on his truck that he was afraid to open the doors and couldnt make his delivery.

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    New here, no experience, first day browsing the forum. Best to get the full story early. Y'all are dedicated!

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    I'd post photos of me, after bee stings, but I'm afraid I don't look any different after a hundred stings to the cheeks and face than I do before the stings. I guess I am either highly tolerant of bee venom, or I always look like this.
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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Quote Originally Posted by hemichuck View Post
    About that time my 76 year old buddy Earl shows up to assist me and he takes one look at me sitting there with my head all swelled up and covered with sweat from head to toe and all he says is "Did you learn anything?"
    haha, my fathers name isn't Earl, but I am sure it must be the same bloke!!!

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    Question Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Hemichuck, That's quite the story! OK, I have to ask DID THE BEES STAY IN YOUR HIVE AND PROSPER?

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Actually about a month later I opened the hive and there was no sign of a queen anywhere.No brood or eggs or anything.I ended up combining what was left with another little swarm I caught.About a month later they all just petered out.I'm still learning all the finer points of being a beekeeper but I'm not afraid to give it a try.I had better luck with some of my other swarms and cutouts.

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    Yep, bringing joy to the world...friends got a kick out of ol' "Dumbo Ear!"

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    No photo - didn't think about taking one...I guess I had other things on my mind. I took my first hit of the year while I was feeding my four hives. I had just put on top feeders on all of them, and was going down the row picking up the extra lids that had been in the top covers. My bees had been so gentle during the feeding that I didn't have any gear on...and no smoke. Goes to show you how complacent you can get. I was standing in back of hive no. 2 ("Sweet Cheeks" - so what if I name them???) and reached for the jar cap sitting on the top cover. It had a bee sitting in it and I lifted the lid intending to shake off the bee. Surprise!!! She didn't like me at all. Jumped from the lid onto my middle finger and I saw her start stinging me...like in slow motion when your car is sliding off the road...nothing I could do but swear a lot, scrape the stinger out of my finger, and run like hell with another bee buzzing furiously in my hair. I am 66 year old and didn't know I could run so fast down the hill. My hand swelled up that night like a balloon. It took three days of Benedryl and a vinegar/water bath on my hand to finally start the process of reducing the swelling. I've been stung about five times over the past two years, but this one was the most impressive. My own fault. Shouldn't get so cocky. Should have at least had some smoke and moved more slowly when reaching for that lid. :{ But it's okay. I need a hero jacket to keep track of my bee stings! LOL

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    Default Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Got one right between the eyes the other day. Only had to go thru 2 airports the following day - haha



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