Thread: Killer Bees??
View Single Post
Old July 27th, 2011, 11:58 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 52,374
They do have a nasty sting, but they're only aggressive near the nest. They're paper nest builders, so if you can locate the nest and avoid that area, you likely won't get nailed.

I got nailed twice walking out to the mailbox before I finally looked up. D'oh--the nest was in a branch overhanging the driveway...

My neighbor gave me this tip, and it works really well: For any sting, remove the stinger if necessary, then cut an onion and put the juicy surface against the sting. Something in the onion juice neutralizes the venom. The earlier you can get the juice on the bite, the better, but even if you delay, it'll take away some of the pain.
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote