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When last were you stung by a bee?

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I got the threecheeses stung out of me yesterday as I cleared some leaves from the pool weir. Amongst the leaves were mister stripey with his stinger laying up in ambush cleverly camouflaged as a white "stinkhout" twig.

I kinda forgot how sore the sting was and that made me think, when last was I stung by a bee...? :hmz:

10 years ago perhaps? I dunno, I can't remember, I usually got stung on the foot whilst drinking water from some or other school sports field tap... and then I also realized that the big bee swarms are no more as evident as what they used to be way back when I was in school. I remember during a cricket or rugby game how we had to hit the floor as a big buzzing cloud came flying over head.

What happened to our bees? I read that they are in danger of becoming extinct. Why?

One thing I do love about a bee sting is that burning itchy feeling a day or two later which one experiences in the affected body part. Hhhhmmmmmmmmmm, it is really lekka to scratch that pain away. :lol: :twisted:

Oh and sorry for killing you mister bee! :(
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The last time I was stung by a bee was some years ago in KTP. Took a sip from a Coke can, and the bee, which was already inside, objected. Bloody sore, and a fat lip to boot :o
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got stung on Xmas day! Stood on the poor thing :cry: The first time I've been stung in years and years... and you're right you really do forget how bloody painful it is :big_eyes: the little guys really do pack a punch!
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Years ago we had a client who had a bee problem, my hubbie, being an aspiring beekeeper in his younger days offered to move them for her.
He arrived there during the late afternoon, in my car at the time... a mini.
Blue overall tucked into his boots, huge hat with a net he sew up from an old lace curtain tucked into his collar, long leather gloves, he transferred them into the bee box.
Then he had to get them into the car, apart from the fact that the box would not fit inside anyway, he put them into the boot leaving the lid down and the box dangerously cantilevering over the back end.
Peak traffic through Randburg and off he went, came cruzing down Hendrik Verwoerd, caught the traffic light at Jan Smuts just as it was about to change, chucked the mini back to 3rd, made it without having to do an emergency stop when right in the middle of the intersection the cable holding the boot lid ended it's life.
Have you any idea how many pieces a bee box can splinter into if it meets with a tar road at speed?
Have you any idea what a bad mood a few thousand bees can get into after they've been shaken around an set free with force??? :lol: :lol:
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When i was a daring teenager and wanted to remove wild honey from under a bridge near de Vaal river many moons ago. With two friends,
with taped clothes, balaclava (ski-mask) and heaps of guts we went for the golden goodies. But took the bees only a few seconds to chase us running laughing and screaming going for cover. We took a
olympic dive in the river and stayed there till the bees were satisfied that we did have a few lumps.
btw, it was winter
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'K.... another time he also removed some bees but this time he decided to do it late at night when they were settled in the hive an' all.
He got the whole lot without much of a problem, put them in a cardboard box and strapped the box onto the back of his motorbike.
Came cruzing home round about midnight when he was pulled over by the police. "What is in the box?" they demanded. "Bees" he said. "Absolute nonsense!" was the reply,
"What is in the box??!!". "Bees" he said
"If you don't believe me, open it."
They did. :roll: :lol:
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Last year my son wanted a famous pancake at Afsaal.
So did the bees.
It was the fastest pancake ever eaten by him
I dashed from table to table. Each time cutting of a piece, stuffing it in his mounth and of to the next free table.
run,cut and stuff.
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Hahaha WTM :D That cooler box should have stolen All 3 of the mini's horse powers!!!

As for the Bee Stinging Story.........I don't have that many years to try to remeber, so I find it easy :twisted:
It was last year, during my Matric Finals.........I was writing my Afrikaans Language paper......
Suddenly I felt something hit my head, thinking It was one of my friends behind me pee-shooting pieces of the exam paper he clearly couldn't answer much on and needed something to do with his spare time.......
I swiftly gave the back of my head a good klap to remove what ever moist piece of material I intended on finding.......
This swift movement was quickly followed by a loud "OOOOH BLIKSEM" :shock: :lol:
Being the Soutie that I am, this was probably the first Afrikaans 'word' I'd ever said out loud :dance:

That Moist piece of paper, had six legs and one hell of a punch :twisted:
(No matter how many times I've been stung by scorpions, wasps, bees and nettles, this is the one I remember best)....
I turned the whole hall into a mess after adding to my First Afrikaans word, a fair amount of French :redface:
I was removed from the hall, to go get checked up on in the sick room....
And was offered to return later to finish my exam, I told them It was ok, as going back in, I would not have added to my mark at all :lol:

Bloody Insects!!! :wall:
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Nice one - RJ :D

Many years ago - just 18 and driving my dad's truck (got my licence the week before), truck nicely collected under my right elbow - nice summer breeze - bee flies into my short sleeved shirt and hits me under the arm pit - can't stop - truck to control - some choice french was uttered !! :roll:
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Rusty Justy said:
If you want to learn french.....Punch a Bee hive!!

:funny:

Can't remember the date but was driving home from work on my wee bike (100cc scooter) 8) and bee met me neck by force - ouch! :big_eyes: :lol: another time also on my wee bike bee hit viser of helmet and dropped into me jacket and it stung me upper chest!? Ouch! :redface:
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Imberbe wrote:I was stung by a bee ... it was sore!


How sore? Details, Imberbe.... details! :twisted:
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I said: "Eina! Maaaaaaaaaa!" :big_eyes: (Ouch! Muuuuuuuuum!)

(Just because I know you lot out there too well ... it was a few years ago! :naughty: )

And it was on my neck!!! :big_eyes: Very painful! I barely survived! :?

But luckily, my forefathers left me with an inheritance of African grit and determination, and I managed to pull through! And that is why I am here to share this true story of courage with you!

The bee did not survive though. Poor bee ... I wonder how his mother feels about the incident.


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I’m not allergic to be stings and only have a small white mark left as a reminder.

On the 3 Jan. 2009 I opened a tin of coke, put it down next to my chair. You can guess what happened next. Yes with out looking to take a sip and a bee ended up in my mouth. I stop it from being swallowed and pushed it up against my palate. The bee stung me. :redface:

I could not remove the sting and had to wait for Bankies to return to the caravan. She eventually remove it with tweezers. Needless to say I felt very stupid and she rub it in.
:redface: :twisted:

Afterwards I actually felt sorry for the bee as I saw it dying. :(
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Amazed at the number of Coke related injuries... :roll: Perhaps the stuff should come with a health warning! :rtm:

That's why we should stick to the drinks that God made...Water and Wine... Nobody ever died from drinking a fruit fly!!!
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Discovered that if I consistently bounced on my knees I managed to inflame the sting and kept it going for sympathy for about 4 weeks.

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