Killer bees do not live in the ground...
If the one that got you were dark in color... then they were of a variety
of the Hornet family and believe me, as you now know, ANY hornet sting
is painful & can be severe with some folks.
The medical profession will reccomend products that contain ammonia to
reduce pain & swelling. I use a cotton ball soaked with common household
ammonia and it works quite well.
Before I quit smoking, a remedy that my dad & granddad (both SK's) had
given me and also worked... take tobacco (any product) and chew it to a
fine wet paste and apply to the sting... also removes the pain &
73 & sorry 'bout the stings!
Paul - K4BET
T A RUSSELL wrote:
> I was cutting the grass in my front yard (which has one TOWER :-)
> when I received an intense sting just above my left elbow. When
> I came in the house and patted down my pants, two bees fell out
> of the bottoms and another one or two stung me just above the
> knee. I was stung on the finger and between my thunb joints.
> I have been stung by ground bees (or sweat bees) in the past
> and while not pleasant, the pain and swelling were no where
> near as intense as these stings. The bees were skinny and
> about 1/2 inch long. Could these be the dreaded African
> Killer Bees? Do they live in the ground? Any suggestions
> on relieving the intense pain? How does one get rid of
> these pests? This happened just before sunset. Besides
> night time, when are they LEAST active? My hunch is that
> these are not the same old garden variety ground bees
> that succumb to a funnel and some "lawn mower juice".
> Final question, HOW DOES ONE PROTECT ONESELF
> while cutting the rest of the lawn? I never saw these
> suckers and I was looking!
> de Tom N4KG
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