Bee stings 🐝🐝
by Melanie Young on February 17, 2022
Bee stings 🐝
When bees are away from their hives, they are usually so busy gathering pollen that you can stroke them touch them etc and they don't mind
So don't worry if there are bees around your garden or if you need to pass by some flowers that they are foraging on, they will not bother you
And if a bee lands on you,
it's because it's curious.
Keep calm and Just be still, take a breath and let the bee explore for a bit.
Once it realizes you're not a flower and have no sweet nectar or pollen to offer it, it will go peacefully on its way.
If you start making sudden movements or trying to swat at the bee, you could get stung
Unfortunately ( for the bee) I stood on a bee when I was barefoot in the garden last week
It didn't hurt for more than a minute or so. The key is to remove the stinger from your skin asap
Even when close to their hives, many bees are quite docile unless they are feeling threatened
Beekeepers always keep to the sides and backs of the hives so that the bees don't feel like their access to the hive is blocked
Fascinating creatures these bees aren't they?