Dang it, that hurts.

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Yankee11, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Yankee11

    Yankee11 New Member

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    I was swapping out all the tops with my new tops I made with the feeder holes and top exit slots.

    Cloudy all day and didn't take smoker about 45 minutes before dark. Now that I think about it, thats kinda all the wrong conditions hugh. Anyway, was done and taking off my suit about 20 feet away from hives. I waited a few minutes before removing suit. Didn't hear or see any bees.

    Then pow, 2 hits right in the left temple. Thats not a good place to get hit.

    Duh.:eek:
     
  2. Beeboy

    Beeboy New Member

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    As opposed to a good place to get hit? LOL! You'll be ok, stay with it man.
     

  3. Yankee11

    Yankee11 New Member

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    They say bee venum is good for arthritus,
    I've been called a knucklehead before.
     
  4. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :lol: :rolling: :rotfl:
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Then I guess you shouldn't have any trouble wiggling your ears.
    :lol:
     
  6. Yankee11

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    Hey, I can actually do that. Both of em. ust one of my many talents.

    OK, serious question, What tricks keep the swelling down. I look like Popeye this morning.
     
  7. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Personally, when I do get a swelling, I just "sit it out' and it resides in a day or two. On the forum I have read that there are those who take Benedryl and it helps. But if you've waitind this long, I don't think that benedryl is a practical option any more. I think you've got to take it before you swell up.
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Bang on! :thumbsup:
     
  9. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    yankee11,
    you can still take benedryl, it might help with the itching, although, efmesch and perry are right, the sooner you take it, the more effective it is. about the only other thing you can do if the area get's hot or really uncomfortable, is ice it.

    "They say bee venum is good for arthritus"
    it is, tecumseh in another thread said something to me, in effect, "you need not take the venom therapy all in one dose":lol:
     
  10. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    ""OK, serious question, What tricks keep the swelling down.""

    A glass of milk and two home made cookies will do it. Just give it a week to work and you will be fine.