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Damn bees!(11 posts)

Damn bees!mickey-mac
Jul 20, 2002 10:52 AM
I got stung on the left wrist while out for a ride yesterday. My hand now resembles a bear paw. Bees killed a chihuahua about 30 miles from my house the other day. The following day, two more dogs were attacked by bees and may well be dead by now. Our house was swarmed by thousands of bees about a month ago. Our neighbors' house was swarmed by bees two days later. Forget about locusts; bees are the new plague. Nostadamus said: "And the end will be foretold when black clouds of stinging creatures bring havoc to the people and the demise of small Mexican dogs." I do believe he was right.
re: Damn bees!aliensporebomb
Jul 20, 2002 3:26 PM
YIPES! I presume this was in southern climes? I live in Minnesota.

Yesterday on a 21 mile ride a bumblebee managed to fly right into the vents
of my helmet! I nearly crashed trying to stop and remove my helmet at the
same time - he eventually got out of the vent but he came so close to stinging
the top of my shaved head it was scary.

Sorry to hear you got stung. Ouch.
A little FYI......coonass
Jul 20, 2002 3:59 PM
Aside of an antihistimine or Sting Sticks; some old time quick remedies for neutralizing the sting of a bee or wasp, is to make a thick paste of baking soda & water...apply ASAP and (if you have normal reactions to said stings) you won't swell or have a reaction....(yes, I carry a small amount in my seatbag...especially in the Spring)....another remedy is to take about 3/4" of cigarette tobacco, place in your mouth, salivate and make a small 'chew'...then apply it to your sting...it will also neutralize the sting..(I know...who's got a cigarette while biking?? but this also applies to normal daily life :)) This is great 'at-home' info for treating your kids' stings....baking soda is usually in the cupboards.....cigarettes should be available at your neighbor's house...btw: I hope Nostradamus didn't forget about Rotweillers and any other 4 legged, 100#+ heel nipper.
A little FYI......mickey-mac
Jul 20, 2002 5:32 PM
Thanks for the tips. I used baking soda and water last time I was stung and seemed to help a bit. My father in law gave me the same tip about moist tobacco but I didn't get the tip in time to prevent swelling. Yeah, the Rotties were in the quote, but I did some editing.
re: Damn bees!Matno
Jul 20, 2002 5:48 PM
My buddy once got a wasp in his mouth on a ride. Bit him right in the back of the throat. Good thing it didn't swell up too much! He was surely in pain. Crying his eyes out. Of course, we were in junior high at the time...
re: Damn bees!mickey-mac
Jul 20, 2002 6:03 PM
I got stung INSIDE my nose last summer, and it hurt like $hit. I thought my nose was running, so I dabbed it with my hand, pushing the bee inside my nose. I had no clue what had happened until I blew the bee out my nose.
I agree with coon baking soda w/water and a cold beer too ...jmr986
Jul 20, 2002 7:11 PM
On of those furry little SOB's got stuck to my lip while riding. Started swelling instantly. Near a friends house, stopped in made the baking soda paste. Applied to the lips and had a cold one. Worked like a charm. I still think it was the beer.
I got stung last week...DINOSAUR
Jul 20, 2002 7:03 PM
I was descending at a pretty good clip and I had my jersey unzipped about halfway down due to the heat. A bee flew inside my jersey and stung the cra* out of me. All I could do was mash him to death with my hand from the outside of my jersey then wait until I could pull over and stop and shake him out. Now when I descend I zip up my jersey..once I had a bee fly up one of my nostrils. I snorted him out like Fernando the bull going after Elsie the cow...
Happened to a friend..2300 Edmontonian
Jul 20, 2002 7:49 PM
.. we were riding, and this large, truly HUGE bee passed and just brushed him on his neck,
We kept on riding, no prob,
When we got home, the swelling on his neck was quite a bit, and it increased alright pretty damn fast,
The next morning he looked like he had two adam's apples, just the other one way nastier.
He told me when he went to the doctor later, the doc used an injection to get this coloured stuff that had been developing inside his swollen part out.
Nasty. It hurt a lot he said, and took lots of pills (don't remember well, but probably antibiotics too) to heal,
re: Damn bees!Diamondback
Jul 21, 2002 10:11 AM
Once I had a bee fly down my jersey and I smashed him to death while I was stopping. I had never been stung before by a bee, so I was not sure if I was allergic. My group was on a long training ride into the country. We were miles from any house or town. We just stood there and looked at each other, waiting to see if I went into some allergic shock or not. I told them, "if I go into shock and die, just make sure that my bike is given to someone who will appreciate it, because there was no possible way I could get to a hospital in time". I remember that the pain was as if someone had put out a lit cigarette on my stomach. Very painful and the bee was tiny!
re: Damn bees!vitusdude
Jul 22, 2002 4:37 AM
First, tell me where you live so I can stay the hell away from there. Second, last summer I was sitting in my yard drinking a beer, when a wasp flies into the glass without me noticing. I take a swig and get a mouth full of wasp. Stings me on my upper lip. Was I pissed. Hurt like hell, swelled up for a couple of days, and the bastard drank half my beer. I killed it for sure.