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Kind of off topic and slightly on topic of human stupidity.....did you know public schools spray roundup in school playgrounds to keep vegetation down. After they mow the grass, the surrounding areas are sprayed. So its all interconnected, we kill /harm anything for the all mighty dollar including putting our small kids in harm's way. From now on, I am buying my honey from local organic certified producers.

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2 hours ago, Bill Southern said:

Humans are killing ourselves and everything else as we overpopulate our planet and have to use chemicals for insects and weeds to be able to produce enough food. Or there will be a monster virus or worse one day that will easily ravage the human population because there are so many traveling and living in close proximity to each other. Or just a big senseless war simply because humans can't get along and respect each others differences or believe their religion requires it..... 

Honey from urban hives has shown larger than average amounts of pesticides and herbicides in honey as the bees gather from gardens and yards that are sprayed by the owners, often in very high dosages regardless of what the label warns. 

There will be a payment due one day for all this stupidity and chemical overuse and there are bugs other than bees that are very important to the environment being wiped out as well.... Sad.

Currently the population of the earth is a little over 7 billion. By 2050, it's supposed to jump to about 10 billion. I'm hoping future advances in biotechnology along with ai and other sciences can solve some of the problems we currently have today. But I'm not betting on it.

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On 12/14/2016 at 8:38 AM, Bill Southern said:

darn Bees, I got lazy knowing they are grumpy now with slim pickings in the desert and messed with a hive with no veil and no smoker....

The result you ask?

 

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Pretty much read the whole thread. I didn't see a sting treatment... but I could of missed it too.  I learned from an outfitter many years ago while on a fishing trip in Darby, MT on how to immediately eliminate the pain from a stirng whether it be from a bee, yellowjacket or wasp.  Saw it work first hand when my 4yr old got stung on the face by a yellowjacket.  The outfitter went in the house and grabbed the bleach bottle and a paper towel.  He held the wetted bleach towel on the sting on my sons face and within seconds he quite crying even though he had a golf ball welt under his skin.  This doesn't take away the knot but the pain is out-a-there. 

Thought this could be of help to anyone with kids or grand kids around the homefront.

Edit: By the way Bill. . . Awesome Hobby.. Think I'll find some local honey around here and try iy out.

 

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4 hours ago, NvAuMiner said:

 

Not all bleaches are the same. You have two basic types. Chorine and non chlorine. While both may types may work for easing the pain, it's possible one could make it worse.

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3 hours ago, Morlock said:

Not all bleaches are the same. You have two basic types. Chorine and non chlorine. While both may types may work for easing the pain, it's possible one could make it worse.

It's possible...  Sorry I can't follow up with the specific type that was used.

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6 hours ago, Morlock said:

Not all bleaches are the same. You have two basic types. Chorine and non chlorine. While both may types may work for easing the pain, it's possible one could make it worse.

 

2 hours ago, NvAuMiner said:

It's possible...  Sorry I can't follow up with the specific type that was used.

A search results of the internet says that it's regular bleach, i.e., chlorine beach.

I have never heard of this before so I will have to test it the next time I get stung, I have however used chlorine bleach on chigger bites and the next day all signs of the chiggers are gone, couldn't believe it but it works!!

Now I'm going outside to see if I can finds some bees or wasps to test the bleach on the stings!! :inocent:

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Damn Bees, first swarm of the season, but had one get me through the veil in the forehead.... :ROFL:

 

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That seems like a dangerous hobby getting stung like that every few months.

I've found a couple of hives at the outside of mine shafts.  One was a live one and another was just remnants of the honeycombs.

Do you know how far bees stray from there hive?

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WOW! Looks like it got you good! Benedryl help?

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Bill if you react that much from a single sting you may want to think about getting a Epi Pen !

We keep two after the kid got in a pissing contest with some Africans.

 

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Owweee!!! Dern your swelled up! Sure just one got you? Must have injected the whole bag of venom, or you just couldnt get it off fast.

Dang, your a mess!
Tom H.

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I agree on the Epi-pen, this and the time you got stung I think near your eye seems to be a severe alergic reactions to me.

How do you feel other than the swelling?

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12 hours ago, chrisski said:

That seems like a dangerous hobby getting stung like that every few months.

I've found a couple of hives at the outside of mine shafts.  One was a live one and another was just remnants of the honeycombs.

Do you know how far bees stray from there hive?

Normal isabout 2 miles to forage, but can do 4 square in hard times. 

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Really I do soooooo much appreciate all the concerned comments and am humbled by how many of you actually care about this old child. I am fine and a tiny bit skilled after 3 years at keeping these critters, but they are damn good at knowing when they got an open spot. Then on top of that I was on a ladder so could not remove the stinger so if filled me up good. Love bees and accepted the stings as part of the gig. Thank you, but I am fine and some spots swell more than others, but was to busy to stop for stinger removal :ROFL:So all the venom got pumped in good and proper, but much better now and arthritis is at bay for a spell.

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Dang Bill !!!,  I'm surprised you can even see out of either eye.  Maybe some ice packs, and definitely some Benedryl would help bring the swelling down.  "Are you sure you wouldn't want to stick with detecting instead???? It may be healthier  :idunno::old:   Gary 

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Much better now, just a few hours worth of remembering why ya wear a suit even if the little bitches score now and again........ 

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Dang Bill, thats like an extreme sport your doing there. Extreme bee keeping lol. Be careful bud.

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I remember looking like that a couple of times Bill.  It comes with the business I guess.  It never did stop me and like you said it's good for the arthritis.  I only wore a veil once or twice while catching swarms and usually in a tee shirt.  That was of course before Africanized Bees.  I had a really nice pair of leather long sleeve gloves that I was going to give to you but they rotted in the barn from not being used.  

A couple of stings aren't too bad but if you get ten or twenty and start breaking out in hive on your skin head for the emergency room. The more you get stung the more you build up your tolerance to the venom.  It got so that stings didn't bother me too much after a few years, but in the face around the eyes it's a totally different story.  The lip don't feel too good either.  The guys have suggested an Epi-Pen and I think that you should look into having one around just in case Bro.  

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11 hours ago, Bill Southern said:

Normal isabout 2 miles to forage, but can do 4 square in hard times.

Thanks.  I've been finding a bee or two in my outdoor storage parking spot.  I was starting to think I might have a hive inside the vehicle somewhere.  I think the one or two bees I find might be attracted to the neon blue cover I use.  These are fuzzy bees, so I think they're some type of honey bees.

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