Do we really need to worry about bee stings?
The fact is, most bees rarely sting, unless they are provoked or feel threatened.
Only females can sting, and would only do so if they felt it necessary to defend themselves or their colonies, honey combs (with honey bees) and nests.
The first thing to remember is that prevention is better than cure: leave foraging bees, as well as hives and nests well alone and allow the bees to go about their business in peace.
In truth, the real risks from a stinging incident are actually not that great, but it's easy for the dangers to be exaggerated.
You can read more about this, along with a few more interesting snippets of information on my 'Quick Facts' link below.
Meanwhile, some individuals, such as beekeepers, may develop a kind of immunity, where reactions to stings become less pronounced.
Browse over the following links below to find out more:
Do all bees sting?
Bees will only sting if they feel threatened, but not all bees can sting. Find out which bees sting, and which bees don't.
Do all bees die after they sting you?
Apart from the fact that not all bees sting, only honey bees, due to their barbed sting, will die upon stinging a human. You can find out why on this page.
Bee and wasp repellent
If you are afraid of bees and wasps, here are some ways to repel them without harming them.
Including allergic reaction to other bee products such as bee pollen.
How To Kill Wasps
Don’t! It is far better not to kill wasps because you will only attract more of them.
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