Re: Bee Stinger Removal Instructions For Schools
I had a stinger break off in my hand last summer. Could very well be that many have I just happened to be able to see this one. it never caused a problem. As Ace said I woudl be most concerned about an infection just as you might get form a splinter. Otherwise it took care of itself and thee was no pain involved like a splinter woudl cause. Of course not removing the stinger is going to cause the most sever sting due to the venom sac being able to deliver it's full dose.
I have had my bees become more aggressive even approaching the hive after I did something that ticked them off. they remain that wait for several days. If I give them two or three days they forget who I am again and all is well. I am thinking that bees have some sort of memory, most likely of the odor of certain things that they took as a high level threat.
I recently did a cut out and after moving the hive home I could not go near that hive without a bees suit for three days. A dozen bees would come directly at me anytime I got within 10 feet of that hive. I can't really blame them. They had just gotten their home completely destroyed. They have since settled down and I can open the top of the hive and not get a single bee to take flight. So hopefully whatever has your bees riled up they will get over in the next couple of days. I woudl suggest you investigate to see if they are being raided by anything such as a skunk at night. a raccoon. or anything else pestering them. That is if you have no other reason you know of for them to be all worked up.
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