A first........

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Iddee, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    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?
     
  2. beehandler

    beehandler New Member

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    it's called a yellow jacket , iddee !! lol !! a dry sting, that's a new one on me !!
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    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.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    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.
     
  5. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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

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

    Charles New Member

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