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  1. Bee Forum
    I just received a brood of bees with four frames ten days ago, May 21. Within the first few days I lifted the lid twice to see the bees and add some frames. No problem. But the third time, after I had the bees a week, didn't go well. I had wanted to slide the original frames to the middle and...
  2. Bee Forum
    Greetings! I'm curious if anyone out there might have insight as to my current situation with bees. I've not had issues in the past, have never had to worry about bees, we always coexisted happily.....but in the last year or so, they are very attracted to me (I do have a theory). Solitary...
  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...
  4. Coffee Klatch
    Hi, sorry if i'm not clear enough, but english is not my native language. I've had a bee sting on the top of my head(on the right side) about 4 months ago. My mom didn't find the bee sting, i told her where the sting was, but she told me few times that she doesn't see anything, just a barely...
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    Ethanol-Induced Effects on Sting Extension Response and Punishment Learning in the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Acute ethanol administration is associated with sedation and analgesia as well as behavioral disinhibition and memory loss but the mechanisms underlying these effects remain to...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Okay, so I checked my hive today and got stung on my ankle and on my thigh four times (yes, I had a suit on). I always react with a lot of swelling and redness as much as 6 inches from bee sting, but never like this. After being stung today I got inside as quickly as I could and my feet...
  7. Bee Forum
    The Utility of Shallow RNA-Seq for Documenting Differential Gene Expression in Genes with High and Low Levels of Expression The sequencing depth necessary for documenting differential gene expression using RNA-Seq has been little explored outside of model systems. In particular, the depth...
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    Production of the First Effective Hyperimmune Equine Serum Antivenom against Africanized Bees Victims of massive bee attacks become extremely ill, presenting symptoms ranging from dizziness and headache to acute renal failure and multiple organ failure that can lead to death. Previous attempts...
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    Clinical Effectiveness of Hymenoptera Venom Immunotherapy: A Prospective Observational Multicenter Study of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology Interest Group on Insect Venom Hypersensitivity http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0063233
  10. Beekeeping 101
    While attending an educational day at an apiary yesterday, I noticed that most bees seem to offer no more attention to me than they did to my fellow beekeepers. However, there are always three or four bees who seem to attack my face with a serious attitude. I haven't encountered any stings on...
  11. Bee Forum
    Vitellogenins Are New High Molecular Weight Components and Allergens (Api m 12 and Ves v 6) of Apis mellifera and Vespula vulgaris Venom Anaphylaxis due to hymenoptera stings is one of the most severe clinical outcomes of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. With the vitellogenins of Apis...
  12. Bee Forum
    the reaction is localized to the hand. I can breathe fine, no problem there. The top of my hand is puffy, itchy and the skin is tight. Last year the doc gave me prednisone. I'd rather not go that route this time. Any suggestions? Thank you
  13. Apitherapy
    :pinch:Hi, I was stung over the weekend, and had a very scary reaction... I need some advice since my doctor was not entirely familiar. * I have NEVER had a reaction to a sting other than minor swelling or pian - local to the sting!! I was in the vicinity of my small hive, and something stung...
  14. Bee Forum
    Hello all! I have heard that with enough stings your body stops reacting to stings in the same way (less or no swelling). I also read that getting 10 to 12 stings a year is not enough to help you build up this resistance. How often do you need to be stung to start to "get used" to getting...
  15. Bee Forum
    My wife is concerned that if a bee from one of my (illegally sited) hives stings someone, I might get sued. Leaving aside the part about the hives being illegally sited, I think it would be difficult for anyone to sue over a bee sting. Surely it comes down to the fact that it would be really...
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