Re: Bee Stinger Removal Instructions For Schools
On the issue of how to remove the stinger. These are the associated issues at least how they have been taught to me.
1. the faster the stinger is removed the less effect the sting has. The bee leaves the stinger with the venom sac attached in the skin. the Venom sac continues to pulse pumping additional venom into the skin. this a stinger that is left longer results in more venom.
2. I have always been told to remove the stinger with the finger nail in a scratching an itch motion. the issue here is that if you pinch the venom sac you once again force all the venom into the skin.
3. the list of recommended remedies to a sting is pretty much limitless. Most do not work and those that do seem to work to varying degrees on different people. I believe it is more effective to simply teach that bee stings although painful at first, pass far more quickly than other insect stings. It is true although that putting something on it often causes a person to experience relief. So why not. My wife swears that baking some and tobacco work. and will think you are trying kill her if you don't provide it.
I do think the page is well done. Bee removal video needs to be more of a rescue the bees type of thing rather than an undramatic cove of dead and harmless bees. Most exciting part of it is the cutting away of the roof sheathing. Anti climatic at best. not even an impressive amount of wax. I say that in a poking you in the ribs sort of fashion. Although it is true that a bee removal video could be far more dramatic and attention grabbing. We wanna see people get stung. At least lead the viewer to think they might get some satisfaction. You know swarms of bees clinging on every inch of your bee suit. Near misses as someone almost stumbles and falls off the roof. a little bit of a spat between the beekeepers would sell a lot of copies. One beekeeper tossing the other off the roof would cause it to go viral.
Seriously the video does have a pretty big let down factor to it you might want to seriously think about getting a better one made if you want to keep a one on your page.
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