Monday, September 19, 2016

Ouch--- Bit Twice by One of the Huge Bees Here

  This summer these really huge bees had found their way to the hummingbird's sugar water. Not unusual to have to work my way around the wasps-honey bees-or other bees loving the hummingbirds nectar.

  This year we have had these huge ones-I will see if I can get a photo. Not as many right now, they are not aggressive, but this morning I took a feeder down to fill and didn't see any bees on there-but when I turned it over to fill-ouch there was one there I hadn't seen. Was it ever painful and swelled up my ring finger fast-I am glad I thought to take my wedding band off. 
   This hurt worse than when I got bit by those bad spiders or red wasps.
   I soaked it right away in strong vinegar water for about an hour and took a Benydryl-I keep that around for bites like this as it helps to fight off the swelling as does the vinegar. I then used baking soda paste and after four hours took another Benydryl. It still hurts allot but the swelling has gone down from what it was.
  and Yes bees and wasps do bite-you feel the difference as for me it hurts worse-but there is no stinger to contend with.

  That was my excitement for the day lol and blew off my afternoon with a nap. oh well
  Happy Monday everyone.


  1. oh ,hope you are not much hurt i am quite afraid of them even more then bigger creatures ,take care dear .naps are good in long summer days but in this season i hardly manage my chores .
    i enjoyed my visit here

  2. Ouch! Wasps have been rather prolific here this year. I have had to spray too many nests.

  3. We've been battling bees and wasp here too. Bees were making a nest under one of our front patio doors and getting inside when we opened the door before we knew they were nesting. Poor dogs got stung several times. Terry did several things that took care of them and we are so happy he did.
    xx, Carol

  4. oooh nasty.
    I'm allergic to bits and generally swell up then a hard 'patella' like lump forms around the bites.
    Antihistamines help but must try the vinegar now!
    Hope it mends soon!

  5. I was stung this year as well! It was unusual for that to happen here. A nap? Benadryl will doo that.

  6. It's been an easy year for bees and wasps here. Unlike the the last 2 or 3 where I was getting stung or bit often. Hopefully the rest of the season will remain sting and bite free for both of us. It's hard to believe that the season is almost over :(


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