The Sad Story of a Bee: Bee Sting

Everyone knows that if a bee stings its victim, it will result in her quick death. Why this happens, we will now clearly explain to you. After all, you must have always been interested to know the reason for such injustice (or, on the contrary, justice).

So that’s it. When a bee stings you, then the same thing happens to it as would happen to a person if you put a hook in his anus, and then pull out his intestines in this way. But in ancient times, such torture was applied to criminals, to the delight of the crowd, who watched with pleasure how he was tormented for some time after it. The only interesting thing is – what a strong will a bee needs to have in order to rip out the guts of itself … Yes, and just strength is needed not weak.

Remedy for Bee Stings – First Aid

Sometimes on hikes, there is a risk of being bitten by all sorts of flying crawling creatures, trying in every possible way to poison the already difficult camp life of a tourist. Often this is not pleasant, but it happens that you can hit the jackpot anywhere in the form of a hive of wild bees, and then you have every chance to improve your statistics and become another victim of brutal insects that fell in an unequal battle. Statistics, by the way, say that more people die from bee stings in the world than from snake bites – even so.

How can you try to avoid this unpleasant incident and not be bitten by insects while traveling?

To begin with, you need to find out a couple of points before going to a specific area where you are scheduled to tour.

  • First, you need to find out what dangerous insects are found in the mountains where you are going to travel.
  • Which of them are the most dangerous.
  • And most importantly, you are allergic to the bites of which of them (if you have one, of course), because if there is, it is better to stock up on all kinds of medications to the maximum.

If you have been bitten by a bee, what to do in this case?

For a start, it would be good to find out which of them bit you – because everyone’s bites are different, as are the consequences. The same hornet, although it looks somewhat like a cross between a bee and a wasp, but stings so that wow, although they are not a gift, plus this creature when it bites, chemicals call on relatives to continue what they started.

First of all, you need to remove the sting (if you are bitten by a bee, then it leaves a sting and dies, and if a wasp or hornet, then there is nothing to remove, they just sting), and so – remove the sting, because even after the death of the bee, the sting leads an independent life during a couple of minutes and continues to inject poison under the skin. It is worth removing it by turning it outward with the edge of a knife, fingernail, or needle, do not take it with your fingers without tearing it off the skin, otherwise, there is a chance to damage the bag of poison located at the base, and then you will be provided with an even larger portion of the poison.

Wash the wound with soap and water to reduce the possibility of any infection getting into the wound – insects often carry a bunch of all kinds of microbes we don’t need.

To reduce the pain of a bite, you can try these simple manipulations:

  • Mix hydrogen peroxide with potassium permanganate (if, of course, you have it, otherwise in the light of the fight against terrorism this is a wild deficit today) – and rinse the wound with a solution. This thing will slow down the absorption of the poison and disinfect the bite site.

If you are bitten by a bee while hiking:

  • If you have, stir the baking soda with water and spread the paste over the wound.
  • Beekeepers very often use a tablet of validol when stung by bees, this is no worse than a soda compress – they salivate it and lubricate the bite site, or it is better to even dissolve it by crushing it into a kind of paste and spread it in this form.

If you are bitten by a wasp along the way:

  • Wipe the wound with lemon juice or vinegar.
  • An aspirin tablet – the same as validol, is rubbed into the bite site. For the same purposes, you can take activated carbon.
  • Ammonia – lubricate the bite site.
  • An ice cube (something cold, to put it simply) is applied to the bitten surface, removing the swelling and slowing down the action of the poison.
  • Folk remedy: if you have none of the above, take a piece of dirt and smear the bite site.

For the prevention of bites, in order to attract less attention to yourself, you should adhere to simple rules:

  • Wear light-colored clothes – it’s not for nothing that beekeepers often wear white clothes.
  • Do not use creams and perfumes – they often become a reference point for insects.
  • If wasps or bees are circling around you, try not to make sudden movements.
  • If someone sat on you, just try to brush it off with your free hand.

That’s all the advice, and remember – be careful and avoid all kinds of hives and other suspicious places.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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  1. Hey! I just noticed a few inaccuracies in this article. Bee stings come from a female bee’s stinger. They inject bee venom as a defense mechanism. Bees can also bite with their mandibles/jaws. Bites and stings are not the same. Most bees will not sting unless provoked (e.g. you are trying hard to kill them-I catch bees with my hands and tubes all the time and have not been stung). Honeybees have extremely barbed stingers and die when they sting you, because it catches in your skin. Most wild bees do not have barbed stingers or minute barbs and can sting you multiple times. Again, someone has to be actively yelling, flailing, squatting or squishing the (aka appears threatening). Just an FYI. I study bee ecology and thought you might want to make sure your sources are UTD.

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