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Offline Zweefer

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she's a trooper!
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:20:16 pm »
So my 6 year old daughter received her first sting today.  was coming down to tell me something and without thinking started swatting at a bee that was out and about.  Took it on the forehead.  She cried for about 10 min, then decided that even though it hurt, she won because the bee died. 
I asked if she blamed the bee or was scared of them now, and she said "no, i was swatting at her, so she [the bee] was the one who was scared."

She must be okay, because after dinner she called "dibbs" on wearing the children's suit for the next inspection  ;D

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 11:25:57 pm »
Good story! My two year old grandson got his first sting at his house. Mommy fixed him right up and gave him some love. Then, he went right back out to the lavendar bush where many bees like to visit and said "Hi, buzzy bugs." Bless his little pea picken heart ~
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 12:57:58 am »
The first sting my oldest got when she was 3 she got while kneeling on the ground right in front of the hive trying to look in the hive to see the bees. One thought she was a little to close and stung her on the lip.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 01:02:00 am »
Oooh Owwwweeee! :(
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 02:30:46 am »
I dread the day.   I've had bees for 3 years now, in the back yard where my 3 girls play all summer.  No stings yet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 06:48:33 am »
My son (now 12) got stung when he was around 8. It was an ugly experience and looked bad when it happend. To this day I am surprised it was only 1 sting. 4 years later and outgrown 2 suits and he still is not interested in coming out at all.  :sad:
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 06:51:52 am »
Good stuff Z!  My daughters have received several stings since keeping bees.  The swimming pool and walking around on clover without shoes.

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 02:12:48 pm »
Do any of you guys keep this sting product on hand?  I have it in a drawer where everyone knows where it is. When my grandkids come for the weekend there are usually several other kids in the yard as well. Sure stops the pain in a big hurry ~
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 03:17:45 pm »
Jen, what product? or was it a picture (they generally do not show up through the server here at work).

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 03:36:19 pm »
Minz - It's called Sting-Kill. You can get it in packet form where you tear it open and there is a little anesthetic towel in it, just put it onto the sting area, kills the pain quickly. And, you can get the small plastic tubes that have cotton on the end, you just squeeze/break the tube with your fingers and the cotton on the end fills up with anesthetic, then wipe it on the sting area. Both application work great. Hubby works for the forest service in the summer and keeps them in his lunch box (which is with him all the time) for stings for himself or campers and hikers that have gotten nasty insect bites.

You can get them in any store that has a pharmacy.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 12:04:11 pm »
zweefer,  great story!  she is a trooper no doubt!

not sure of her reaction?  might consider keeping some children's liquid benadryl on hand to ease any reaction. 

i keep some of that sting kill around too, it does work.
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Re: she's a trooper!
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 01:30:58 pm »
Jen, I do have similar sting pads in my first aid kits, but have never used one...  Which is probably a good thing. :D

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 03:26:42 pm »
Hey Cpn- try one next time you get stung, make a mental note of it, that way you'll have the experience for when others need the help  :)
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 08:30:44 pm »
I'll throw one in my bee kit.

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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014, 09:43:24 pm »
sorry, with my new job, ive been MIA here lately...
her reaction was very minor - hardly any swelling at all :)

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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 10:05:46 pm »
Good to hear Zweef!
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