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Take a tip from me... never EVER, under any circumstances, drop a frame in the middle of harvesting honey from a good strong hive... and for heaven's sakes, if you DO drop one, make sure it's not the one the queen is on. That cost me 3 stings, through the suit! :eek: And man oh man, you would've thought they were africanized if you'd seen them in the next hour or so. As for me, I hid out in the house, licking my wounds, which fortuneately for me, were covered in honey. :lol:
 

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Only 3 stings. Whadda ya keepin'? Bees or flys. Heck, I kin get mor'en that just puttin' a super on.

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He said through a jacket Idee not through the boxers!! :yahoo: I hope you at least wear something during that!!! There are so many pics of Iddee w/o a shirt on messin w/ bee's out there!
 

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Normally if I drop a fram Kare gets the stings. I think she doesn't jump high enough or fast enough to get away.

I just flat threw a frame at a nuc box yesterday when one got under my veil and was running across my face. I didn't get the veil off fast enough and got stung under the chin when she got caught in the beard and was highly PIZZED.

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I need another cup of coffee. Al, I was trying to figure out if you were saying Kare got something caught in her beard, then I thought maybe she had her hand in a beard of bees...OH! I got it! The bee got caught in YOUR beard! HA! That didn't take me very long. :roll:

I've dropped a frame or two. The girls were less than pleased. SgtMjr, I think Iddee has something. You must be running flies. If I dropped a bomb...I mean frame, that's it for me (Cue "Ride of the Valkyries"). They'd be headbutting and shoulderbutting and buttbutting (stinging) me all the way back to the car! :lol:
 

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SgtMaj, your beekeeping life is just beginning. You have alot more to look forward to. I knbow what you mean and understand your perspective, but iddee is correct.

Now, if you had run that hive over w/ your pickup truck, ten I would really think you had something to write about. Not that I have ever done that myself. Right.

Did I tell you about the pallet of hives that flipped over onto the top of my Bobcat Skidsteer loader?
 

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or the row of hives that tipped off the back of a 5 ton truck... which then were run over by the bobcat trailer. a very efficient way of turning hive furniture into kindling.

it was a better incident to witness in a farmer's field than in town however.
 

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Yeah, they are still ticked off as all get-out at me... even took it out on my son today, he took one on the finger today and had 3 more pinging him all the way in the garage. Poor little guy, he took it pretty well though... only a couple minutes of crying... and to tell you the truth, I'm a little relieved because now I can put my greatest fear (that he'd be allergic) to rest. Now I know he's not, and he took it well. I didn't take it so well though, after getting him squared away I went out to the garage and killed every one of the bees still in the garage. I don't mind 'em coming after me, but they'd best learn not to mess with my son... lol. Actually, I'm a little concerned that I may have really screwed up this hive... they are acting like they are queenless now, and they had a young queen that hadn't started laying at the time I did that, so if they are queenless now, they are really screwed up to the point that I will have to step in to correct the situation... but I'll give it a couple of days and see if they calm down again first.
 

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I hate to burst your bubble, but no one has ever had a reaction from their first sting. The first one sets the stage for the future. A reaction can come with any sting after the first, the 2nd, the 100th, or the 1000th, but never with the first one.

Medical fact.

PS. I hope your queen is all right.
 

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it would be good to ABSOlUTELY KNOW but I have been told (by a former Vet) that building immunity requires about 25 days. If you (or some animal) gets a second sting prior to this immunity being developed you do run this risk of having a true allergic reaction.

if the new queen hasn't laid long enough to have some young brood in the nest they may act somewhat like they are queenless. a robber screen will also make the hive less jumpy and nervous no matter if the hive is queen right or not.
 
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