Has nothing to do with macho. I don't wear a veil all the time. Only when the girls are cranky. Even if i wear the veil i usually don't glove up and am wearing shorts in warmer weather.Rand forget that macho crap.
ALVAYS WEAR VEIL!!!!!!!!
YOU NEED ONLY ONE STING IN RIGHT PLACE TO LOOSE YOUR EYE!!!
My son took 2 stings on the side of head temple area and one on the eye lid last spring. He had taken several on arms and legs with no swelling at all. These stings on his head swelled a little at first and then the next moring his eye was swelled almost closed and looked like he had been in a fight. He has had no other reactions since but hasn't been stung by the eye since either. The bees had come up through the veil where it ties at the middle of the chest, when he was leaning over looking.Hi all
In addition to my previous post.
I was stung in my head, neck and hands yesterday morning
and feeling itchy but perfectly o.k. After something like 12 hours, my backhand and neck and scruff are swollen and hot, something like 4-5 cm around the stings.
Depends on the person. I have been stung over 100 times at one time with no swelling, wife digs the stingers out later on and most of the time I don't even know I was stung. I swelled a little when I first started working bees, but have developed some kind of immunity since. I can feel the prick, sometimes, but no reaction from the venom. This time of year I don't usually use a veil or gloves as the populations are lower and they don't seem to be as aggressive, but during the summer dearth I won't be without them; although I have never worn anything except dennim blue jeans and most can sting right through them.Im really not a hypochondriac, but as a beginner beekeeper, just want to know if this is a normal sting reaction after something like 12 stings in a time.
You can buy the zippered veil and have a shirt made with no buttons, just blousers on the wrists and waist area and zipper around the neck. I am thinking about having these made for all my children. This would be easier than a tie veil to slip on and off and sounds like a good idea to me with your reaction.I thought about buying a overall with a veil as one unit instead of separate veil and seperate overall, because the smart bees always find the little hole to enter through ?
You can buy the zippered veil and have a shirt made with no buttons, just blousers on the wrists and waist area and zipper around the neck. I am thinking about having these made for all my children. This would be easier than a tie veil to slip on and off and sounds like a good idea to me with your reaction.
I went to go check the sugar i just put on the hive and even before i got there i was beibg harrassed. I took a picture an immediatly got nailed in the back of the neck. Came back, got the ol'e suit on(top half) and accidentially fogot to zipper it all the way shut. Opened the hive and placed syrup inside.... Stings 2-6 were inside the suit. 2 chest, 1 cheek, 1 forehead, and 2 in the neck. I had walked into the woods to get them off, and there was still 3-4 more inside my hood that just flew off when i took it off. Grabbed the benadryl, took 2 tsp, and I am not swollen anywhere. I know where i got stung, but that is all. I guess i am used to it at this point!