When people find out I’m a beekeeper, one of the first questions is, inevitably, “How much gets bitten?” To which I can not but shrug and say “meh.” The truth is that the more you work around bees and more comfortable you get, get less bites, but you will always get some. Honey bees are quite soft, and the sting is a suicide mission for them, so that is not taken lightly. Some days your bees are moody and get a couple of bites, but most days are fine with allowing you to rip the roof of his house, exposed her lovely little baby, and manage frames holding pollen is priceless, the nectar and honey.
After sufficient pitting, many beekeepers develop a tolerance to poison, and although it still hurts, there is much less of a reaction in the form of swelling, warmth and itching.
Bee venom or bee venom, is a protein composed mainly colorless liquid. It is these proteins that cause local inflammation and discomfort associated with a sting. A honey bee can inject roughly 0.1 mg of poison, and most adults prescribing those with allergic reactions, can safely withstand 10 stings per pound of body weight.
going to have people say “I stung once I am terribly allergic, I have swollen!” That’s not really an allergic reaction, which is a normal, localized. Anaphylactic shock, or a systematic reaction (which are very rare) are the only true allergic reaction exists. So do not worry. But after working with bees for a while, and have choppy, I have a few go solid at home remedies for bee stings to help relieve discomfort.
This is one of the only times I will recommend the use of an essential oil “clean” or undiluted. By taking my course of aromatherapy, which was one of the rare exceptions that my instructor used as well. Lavender essential oil is very relaxing and can relieve discomfort greatly reduce that maddening itching, and help with the swelling. If you are not comfortable using the pure oil, please dilute-still will help. You should make sure in advance that is not provoked by the essential oil, because the last thing you want is to make the sting even more uncomfortable.
-1 drop of lavender essential oil
: a small amount of liquid neutral oil
Apply a drop of lavender essential oil directly on the bite. Make sure the stinger is completely out before you do. You can also dilute it 50/50 with a liquid neutral oil. Do this twice a day, and again the next day.
For those times when you are caught completely unprepared, mud work well to help with the initial pain that comes with a sting.
Some of dirt (or mud if nearby)
Add sufficient to dry dirt to thick mud water, but easy to apply. Completely cover the sting. When you get home, pay rinse clean and dry.
3. Bee Balm
This simple mixture of beeswax and essential oil ( and honey if you feel extra sassy, ironic) makes the perfect little massage for pain bites. Balm to make a great home remedy for bee stings, and that can be performed on in your purse or pocket a small tin by hand, and can easily use the time get stung.
-2-3 teaspoons beeswax
-1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 drops of lavender essential oil
-A ½ teaspoon or less of raw honey
-A water bath
a little tin
Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together, and remove of fire. Add the honey essential oil (if you are using.) Pour into the tin, put the lid, and let cool completely before use.
4. Baking Soda Paste
Sodium bicarbonate (also known as sodium bicarbonate) is a good home remedy for bee stings that almost anyone can achieve. All you need is baking soda, of course, and a little water. Baking soda will help relieve inflammation and relieve itching.
Add enough water to some baking soda to make a paste. It must be thin enough that it can extend above the bite, but not so thick as to not extend around or clump and fall. If the sting is in his hand, covered with an adhesive bandage can be useful. Rinse with cold water before reapplying.
5. rhubarb juice
Long before I was a beekeeper, I was a barefoot child running full tilt through the woods toward the cabin, especially blissfully innocent when it came bites. One minute he was fine, and the next there was a sharp, stabbing pain in my foot. I looked down to see a bumblebee slip away, and my first thought was how horrible he felt for the step. My next thought was “oh”. Since it was a bumblebee, which can sting multiple times as they have smooth stingers, no sting out. I limped to the cabin of my friend and her mother rushed out into the garden to get some fresh rhubarb, which she squeezed some juice immediately where he had been stung. It was only a minute or two and I was back running. I could not locate the science behind it, but some questions need answers no!
-a fresh rhubarb stalk
Break the fresh stalk of rhubarb juice and apply directly to the bite. Repeat as needed (and note that this may stain the skin temporarily!)
What to do when you get crushed
If you’re near a beehive, calmly away. No swat, or run, or move your arms. No panic yourself, because the more stressed you are, the more likely disturb the bees. quickly remove the stinger as it releases pheromones that signal other bees that you are a threat. This does not mean that all of them will come a swarm, but it’s a good idea to get it out as soon as possible.
When you remove the stinger, do not take the end and pull it out. The venom sac at the end and you just get more. Take the nail (a credit card works well too) and scrape the stinger.
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