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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi All, My wife and I were hoping to be picking up 2 Nucs in a couple of weeks, but we were just notified that our permit from the City of Sturgeon Bay, WI is being contested. To set the stage, we live in a "nice" neighborhood where lawns are heavily fertilized and sprayed and the mulch is...
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    I want to take a poll. For those of you who wear full protection- suits/gloves, how many times have you gotten stung? 3 years ago, I developed an allergy to honeybees through working my hive. At that time, I didn't wear protection all of the time, and I got stung time to time with no problem...
  3. Bee Forum
    First off: Poochie is fine. She got a trip to the vet out of it (which she loves), so she's happy. Beekeepers on the other hand are very worried. We're also going to be asking these similar questions to our regular vet (who is an experienced rural/farm vet), but we'd like more information to...
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    I am in the process of applying for a policy, and as part of the medical history will have to reveal I underwent immunotherapy for a systemic reaction to bee stings. My reactions weren't life threatening, but I think the underwriter will only see it as serious medical condition. The next...
  5. Bee Forum
    Has anyone suddenly become allergic to bees? I have been beekeeping for two years now. Last year I was stung a few times, no big deal, but yesterday I was stung for the first time this year and I broke out in major hives, heart rate went up, and nearly passed out. I could not walk far the rest...
  6. Bee Forum
    Neither my wife nor I have bee venom allergies, but was curious how many keep an epipen handy just in case it hits the fan.
  7. Bee Forum
    As I sit here with half my arm swollen up from a sting I got yesterday (a "large local" reaction), I have come across the very-best-ever information resource on bee stings. It's written by a physician who is also a beekeeper (Buddy Marterre, MD), and it gives a great overview of the whole immune...
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