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  1. Bee Forum
    This is my third year beekeeping. Of course I have been stung a couple of times each year. Mostly no big deal, except for once last year when I got stung on the corner of my eye, which caused a frightful swelling. This year I was stung on the left temple on April 23rd, and a few days of...
  2. Bee Forum
    I'm a first year beekeeper and am not sure if I should be concerned or not about a larger than expected reaction to a sting--I've been told contradictory things! Some people I've talked to to have raised the possibility about getting hypersensitivity to stings and so forth. Others have just said...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi folks, Now a newly minted beek, I have a lingering question. Some members of my family have not been stung by a bee before. I have been told there is a potential for bee allergy in the gene pool, but nothing confirmed. How do I go about checking? Should I attempt to invoke a sting on a...
  4. Bee Forum
    I've kept bees for almost 20 years now and never had a problem. I don't particularly enjoy getting stung and don't go out of my way to encourage it, but usually I get stung a number of times each season, probably less than 50 times per year all told though. Usually the reaction is confined to...
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