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Iddee
Apr 4th 2009, 03:07 PM
Today I received a dry sting. In 30 plus years of beekeeping, I had never had that happen. She came in, stung me on the neck, flew away without leaving her stinger. The pain was instant, like being stuck with a needle, but was gone just as quickly. No lingering pain, so I guess she left no venom.

Anyone else ever experienced such a sting?

beehandler
Apr 4th 2009, 04:27 PM
it's called a yellow jacket , iddee !! lol !! a dry sting, that's a new one on me !!

BjornBee
Apr 4th 2009, 04:30 PM
I was just getting ready to say "yellowjacket" also.... ;) That or iddee has no clue what a queen looks like! :)

I've had a couple like that on the hands. I figured she just could not get a grip on the rough skin and fled without getting the stinger deep enough.

Iddee
Apr 4th 2009, 04:41 PM
I know what a queen is. I've been married to her for 41 years.

And Yes, she can sting.!!!!!!

And no, not YJ, they hurt for a LOOOONNNGGG time.

BjornBee
Apr 4th 2009, 04:50 PM
I know what a queen is. I've been married to her for 41 years.



Somewhere there is a joke about supersedure.... ;)

But I guess for an old drone still aorund and not disposed of, credit should be due....:)

Charles
Apr 6th 2009, 02:39 PM
for an old drone still aorund and not disposed of, credit should be due....:)

I think that goes for alot of us! :mrgreen: