Q. How Many Times do Beekeepers and Bee Hive Removal Specialists get stung by Bees?

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Getting stung by bees kind of goes with the territory when beekeeping and doing bee removal work.

Even when wearing protective bee equipment, it is still hard to avoid being stung when you work around tens of thousands of bees every day.

Tim’s  has been stung more times than he can count: hundreds of times every bee season.

Information about bees & bee stings, featuring Dr. Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida

What to do when you get stung by a honey bee?

You want to use your fingernail or a credit card to “scrape” the stinger out as soon as possible.

The stinger has a muscle and venom sac attached. The longer it is in your skin, the more venom is injected.

Never grab it or use tweezers – this will only inject more venom from the attached venom sac by squeezing it’s contents into the skin.

How to know if you are allergic?

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